1946 United States Senate election in New York

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The New York state election was held on November 5, 1946.

The Socialist Labor state convention met on April 7 and nominated Eric Hass for the U.S.Senate.[1] The party filed a petition to nominate candidates under the name "Industrial Government Party."

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

The Republican state convention met on September 4 at Saratoga Springs, New York. They nominated Assembly Majority Leader Irving M. Ives.[3]

The Democratic state convention met on September 4 at Albany, New York, and nominated Ex-Governor Herbert H. Lehman (in office 1933-1942) for the U.S. Senate.[4]

The American Labor state convention met on September 3 and endorsed Lehman.[5] Fielding, Chapman and Abt were withdrawn from the ticket on September 5, and Democrats Corning, Young and Epstein substituted on the ticket.[6]

The Socialist Workers Party filed a petition to nominate candidates headed by Farrell Dobbs for Governor.

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.[7]

The whole Republican ticket was elected in a landslide.

Republican ticket Democratic ticket American Labor ticket Liberal ticket Communist ticket
Irving M. Ives 2,559,363 Herbert H. Lehman 2,306,112 Herbert H. Lehman Herbert H. Lehman (none)

Obs.:

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Socialist Labor Party Ticket". The New York Times. April 8, 1946.
  2. ^ "LIBERALS TO FILE PETITIONS TODAY". The New York Times. September 2, 1946.
  3. ^ "ALBANY 'TEAM' KEPT". The New York Times. September 5, 1946.
  4. ^ "DEWEY IS ASSAILED; ...MEAD SPURNS ANY RED AID". The New York Times. September 5, 1946.
  5. ^ "DEMOCRATIC DEAL IRKS LABOR PARTY". The New York Times. September 4, 1946.
  6. ^ "ALP WITHDRAWS 3 FROM STATE TICKET". The New York Times. September 6, 1946.
  7. ^ "MINOR PARTIES RULED OFF BALLOT IN STATE". The New York Times. October 26, 1946.