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1974 New York gubernatorial election

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1974 New York gubernatorial election
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Nominee Hugh Carey Malcolm Wilson
Party Democratic Republican
Alliance Liberal Conservative
Running mate Mary Anne Krupsak Ralph G. Caso
Popular vote 3,028,503 2,219,667
Percentage 57.2% 41.9%

1974 New York gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results

Carey:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Wilson:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%

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, who had ascended to the governorship following Nelson Rockefeller's resignation to begin work with the Commission on Critical Choices for Americans in 1973, was defeated by Democratic Hugh Carey. Carey became the first Democratic Governor of New York since W. Averell Harriman left office in 1958 after suffering defeat from Nelson Rockefeller in the election that same year.



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


Conservative convention results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Malcolm Wilson (incumbent) 21,279 59.79
Conservative T. David Bullard 14,312 40.21
Total votes 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 (incumbent) 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

See also


  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY Governor - D Primary Race - Sep 10, 1974".
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY Governor - C Convention Race - Jun 14, 1974".
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