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New York gubernatorial election, 1974


New York gubernatorial election, 1974

New York gubernatorial election, 1974

November 5, 1974

Candidate Hugh Carey Malcolm Wilson
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Mary Anne Krupsak Ralph G. Caso
Popular vote 3,028,503 2,219,667
Percentage 57.22% 41.94%

Governor before election

Malcolm Wilson

Elected Governor

Hugh Carey

The 1974 New York gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1974 to elect the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New York. Incumbent Republican governor Malcolm Wilson was defeated by Democratic Hugh Carey. Democratic Party remained in power for the next twenty years.

Contested Nominations


Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hugh Carey 600,283 60.78%
Democratic Howard J. Samuels 387,369 39.22%
Totals 987,652 100.00%


Conservative convention results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Malcolm Wilson 21,279 59.79%
Conservative T. David Bullard 14,312 40.21%
Totals 35,591 100.00%


New York gubernatorial election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Hugh Carey 2,807,724 53.05%
Liberal Hugh Carey 220,779 4.17%
Total Hugh Carey 3,028,503 57.22% +16.95%
Republican Malcolm Wilson 1,950,587 36.85%
Conservative Malcolm Wilson 269,080 5.08%
Total Malcolm Wilson 2,219,667 41.94% -10.47%
Courage Wayne S. Amato 12,459 0.24% N/A
Libertarian Jerome Tuccille 10,503 0.20% N/A
Socialist Workers Derrick Morrison 8,857 0.17% +0.07%
Communist Jose A. Ristorrucci 5,232 0.24% -0.03%
Socialist Labor John Emanuel 4,574 0.09% +0.02%
U.S. Labor Anton Chaitkin 3,151 0.06% N/A
Majority 808,836 15.28% +3.14%
Turnout 5,292,946
Democratic gain from Republican


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