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1946 United States Senate election in New York

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1946 United States Senate election in New York
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Irving Ives.jpg
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Nominee Irving Ives Herbert Lehman
Party Republican Democratic
Alliance Liberal
American Labor
Popular vote 2,559,365 2,308,112
Percentage 52.58% 47.42%

U.S. senator before election

James M. Mead
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Irving M. Ives
Republican

The 1946 United States Senate election in New York was held on November 5, 1946.

Republican convention

The Republican state convention met on September 4 at Saratoga Springs, New York. They nominated Assembly Majority Leader Irving M. Ives.[1]

Democratic convention

The Democratic state convention met on September 4 at Albany, New York, and nominated former Governor Herbert H. Lehman.[2]

Independents and third parties

American Labor

The American Labor state convention met on September 3 and endorsed Lehman.[3]

Liberal

The Liberal Party of New York nominated Lehmann. The Liberal Party gathered 51,015 signatures and filed a petition to nominate candidates with the Secretary of State on September 2. [4]

Socialist Labor

The Socialist Labor state convention met on April 7 and nominated Eric Hass for the U.S. Senate.[5] The party filed a petition to nominate candidates under the name "Industrial Government Party."

Others

The Industrial Government, Socialist and Socialist Workers tickets were not allowed on the ballot because of "defective nominating petitions." The Court of Appeals upheld the decisions of the lower courts.[6]

General election

Results

The whole Republican ticket was elected in a landslide.

General election results[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Irving M. Ives 2,559,365 52.58% Increase5.92
Total Herbert Lehman 2,308,112 47.42%
Democratic Herbert Lehman 1,688,887 34.70%
American Labor Herbert Lehman 435,846 8.95%
Liberal Herbert Lehman 183,379 3.77%
Total votes 4,867,477 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

Obs.:

  • "Blank, void and scattering" votes: 178,694

References

  1. ^ "ALBANY 'TEAM' KEPT". The New York Times. September 5, 1946.
  2. ^ "DEWEY IS ASSAILED; ...MEAD SPURNS ANY RED AID". The New York Times. September 5, 1946.
  3. ^ "DEMOCRATIC DEAL IRKS LABOR PARTY". The New York Times. September 4, 1946.
  4. ^ "LIBERALS TO FILE PETITIONS TODAY". The New York Times. September 2, 1946.
  5. ^ "Socialist Labor Party Ticket". The New York Times. April 8, 1946.
  6. ^ "MINOR PARTIES RULED OFF BALLOT IN STATE". The New York Times. October 26, 1946.
  7. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY US Senate Race - Nov 05, 1946". OurCampaigns. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
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