1930 New York state election
|Elections in New York State|
The 1930 New York state election was held on November 4, 1930, to elect the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the State Comptroller, the Attorney General and a judge of the New York Court of Appeals, as well as all members of the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate.
After the enactment of Prohibition, the Prohibition Party had seemingly lost its reason to exist. The party had polled less than 10,000 votes and lost its automatic ballot access, and had not run in 1924. In 1926, the Prohibitionists got on the ballot by filing petitions and campaigned for "Independent Republican" Cristman who was nominated for U.S. Senator by the "dry" faction of the Republican Party. Their own candidate for governor had polled only a little more than 20,000 votes, not enough to get ballot access, but the openly "wet" incumbent Senator Wadsworth had been defeated. At the same time a referendum was supported by about 90% of the voters to recommend to Congress to change the Volstead Act. The Prohibitionist had not run a ticket in 1928, but now, alarmed by the massive growth of the movement against Prohibition, they emerged again under the name of Law Preservation Party, trying to stem the tide. Twenty representatives of "dry" organizations met at the headquarters of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and nominated Dr. Robert Paris Carroll, a Syracuse University professor, for governor without any running mates.
The Republican state convention met on September 28 at Albany, New York, and nominated U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Charles H. Tuttle for governor.
The whole Democratic ticket was elected in a landslide.
The incumbents Roosevelt, Lehman, Tremaine and Pound were re-elected.
The Democratic, Republican and Socialist parties maintained automatic ballot access, the Law Preservation Party attained it, the Socialist Labor Party did not re-attain it, and the Communist Party did not attain it.
|Office||Democratic ticket||Republican ticket||Law Preservation ticket||Socialist ticket||Communist ticket||Socialist Labor ticket|
|Governor||Franklin D. Roosevelt||1,770,342||Charles H. Tuttle||1,045,341||Robert P. Carroll||190,666||Louis Waldman||100,444||William Z. Foster||18,034||Jeremiah D. Crowley||9,096|
|Lieutenant Governor||Herbert H. Lehman||1,735,064||Caleb H. Baumes||1,173,159||(none)||Elizabeth C. Roth||121,013||J. Louis Engdahl||18,527||Charles M. Carlson||10,171|
|Comptroller||Morris S. Tremaine||1,609,092||Daniel H. Conway||1,247,858||(none)||William H. Hilsdorf||133,407||Franklin P. Brill||18,788||John E. DeLee||10,134|
|Attorney General||John J. Bennett, Jr.||1,584,541||Isadore Bookstein||1,275,568||(none)||William Karlin||132,712||Richard B. Moore||19,539||August Gillhaus||9,639|
|Judge of the Court of Appeals||Cuthbert W. Pound||2,802,950||Cuthbert W. Pound||(none)||Darwin J. Meserole||139,852||Belle J. Rosen||13,603|
- to succeed Cuthbert W. Pound whose term would expire at the end of the year
- "Reds Pick Foster, in Jail, As Candidate for Governor". The New York Times. May 26, 1930. (subscription required)
- "Waldman to Head Socialist Ticket". The New York Times. July 21, 1930. (subscription required)
- "Dr. Carroll to Head State Dry Ticket". The New York Times. September 30, 1930. (subscription required)
- "Cheer Tuttle 18 Minutes". The New York Times. September 29, 1930 (subscription required)
- "Roosevelt Nominated by Acclamation" The New York Times. October 1, 1930 (subscription required)
- Jeremiah D. Crowley, of Marcellus, ran also for State Engineer in 1910; for Lieutenant Governor in 1912, 1914 and 1920; and for Governor in 1916, 1922 and 1926
- Elizabeth C. Roth, of Buffalo, ran also for Comptroller in 1928 and 1932
- Franklin P. Brill, of Buffalo, ran also for Lieutenant Governor in 1924, 1926 and 1928
- John E. DeLee, ran also for Comptroller in 1920; for Lieutenant Governor in 1922, 1926 and 1928; and for Treasurer in 1924
- Darwin J. Meserole, ran also for Attorney General in 1920; and for Chief Judge in 1926
Vote Totals-New York Red Book 1931