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United States Senate election in New York, 1976


United States Senate election in New York, 1976

United States Senate election in New York, 1976

November 2, 1976

Nominee Pat Moynihan James Buckley
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 3,422,594 2,836,633
Percentage 54.1% 44.9%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

James Buckley

Elected U.S. Senator

Pat Moynihan

The 1976 United States Senate election in New York was held on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator James Buckley ran for re-election to a second term, but was defeated by Pat Moynihan.


  • Major candidates 1
    • Democratic 1.1
    • Republican 1.2
  • Results 2
  • References 3

Major candidates


Democratic Party Convention results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul O'Dwyer 32.50%
Democratic Daniel Patrick Moynihan 31.10%
Democratic Bella Abzug 28.70%
Democratic Ramsey Clark 7.00%
Democratic Abraham Hirschfeld 0.70%
Totals ' 100.00%
Democratic Party Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel Patrick Moynihan 333,697 36.41%
Democratic Bella Abzug 323,705 35.32%
Democratic Ramsey Clark 94,191 10.28%
Democratic Paul O'Dwyer 82,689 9.02%
Democratic Abraham Hirschfeld 82,331 8.98%
Totals 916,613 100.00%


Republican Party Primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Buckley (Incumbent) 242,257 70.45%
Republican Peter Peyser 101,629 29.55%
Totals 343,886 100.00%


General election results[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Daniel Patrick “Pat” Moynihan 3,238,511
Liberal Daniel Patrick “Pat” Moynihan 184,083
total Daniel Patrick “Pat” Moynihan 3,422,594 54.17 + 17.21
Republican James Lane Buckley (Incumbent) 2,525,139
Conservative James Lane Buckley 311,494
total James Lane Buckley 2,836,633 44.90 + 5.95
Communist Herbert Aptheker 25,141 0.40 + 0.37
Socialist Workers Marcia Gallo 16,350 0.26 + 0.20
Libertarian Martin E. Nixon 10,943 0.17 + 0.17
Elijah C. Boyd 6,716 0.11 + 0.11


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