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New York City mayoral election, 1973

New York City mayoral election, 1973

November 6, 1973

 
Candidate Abraham Beame John J. Marchi
Party Democratic Republican
Alliance Civil Service Integrity
Popular vote 963,542 274,052
Percentage 56.49% 16.07%

 
Candidate Albert H. Blumenthal Mario Biaggi
Party Liberal Conservative
Alliance Good Government Other
Popular vote 262,600 186,977
Percentage 15.40% 10.96%

Results by Borough
  Beame—60-70%
  Beame—50-60%
  Beame—40-50%

Mayor before election

John Lindsay
Liberal

Elected Mayor

Abraham Beame
Democratic

The New York City mayoral election of 1973 occurred on Tuesday, November 6, 1973, with the Democratic candidate, New York City Comptroller Abraham Beame winning the mayoralty with a decisive majority amongst a highly divided field.

Beame, a Democrat, also ran on the Civil Service ballot line.

Beame received a decisive 56.49% of the vote citywide. Beame also swept all five boroughs, breaking 60% of the vote in Brooklyn, winning majorities in Queens and the Bronx, and winning with pluralities in Manhattan and Staten Island. [1]

Beame's distant but closest competitor was the Republican nominee, state senator John Marchi, who received 16.07% of the vote.

Finishing in third was the Liberal Party nominee, Assemblyman Albert H. Blumenthal, who received 15.40%.

Finishing in a distant fourth was the Conservative Party nominee, Congressman Mario Biaggi, who received 10.96%.

Beame defeated his nearest competitor by a landslide 40.42% Democratic margin of victory and was sworn into office in January 1974, replacing outgoing Liberal Party Mayor John Lindsay.

Results

1973 General Election party Manhattan The Bronx Brooklyn Queens Richmond [Staten Is.] Total %
Abraham Beame Democratic - Civil Service & Fusion 159,531 161,156 322,141 283,145 37,569 963,542 56.5%
49.8% 57.3% 63.6% 56.7% 47.1%
John Marchi Republican -Integrity 44,200 37,287 73,328 90,860 28,377 274,052 16.1%
13.8% 13.3% 14.5% 18.2% 35.6%
Albert H. Blumenthal Liberal - Good Government 99,816 32,305 59,417 66,056 5,006 262,600 15.4%
31.2% 11.5% 11.7% 13.2% 6.3%
Mario Biaggi Conservative - Safe City 16,662 50,440 51,391 59,691 8,793 186,977 11.0%
5.2% 17.9% 10.2% 11.9% 11.0%
subtotal 320,209 281,188 506,277 499,752 79,745 1,687,171 98.9
others 18,463 1.1%
T O T A L
  1,705,634  

note: All the candidates except Marchi had run in the Democratic primary. Candidates votes on their second ballot lines included above were: Beame-Civil Service & Fusion -67,277; Marchi-Integrity - 14,271; Blumenthal - Good Government - 29, 335; Biaggi - Safe City - 8,010. Other vote includes 8,818 Fran Youngstein - Free Libertarian Party; 3,601 Rasheed Storey - Communist; 2,282 Norman Oliver - Socialist Workers; 2,000 Anton Chaiken -Labor; 1,762 John Emanuel - Socialist Labor

1973 Democratic initial primary Manhattan The Bronx Brooklyn Queens Richmond [Staten Is.] Total %
Abraham Beame 46,519 42,537 98,121 74,223 9,021 270,421 34%
26% 27% 41% 40% 42%
Herman Badillo 74,496 57,258 58,546 34,742 2,977 228,019 29%
41% 36% 25% 19% 14%
Albert H. Blumenthal 41,794 18,713 32,412 29,173 1,814 123,906 16%
23% 12% 14% 16% 8%
Mario Biaggi 18,218 39,893 48,952 45,949 7,775 160,787 21%
10% 25% 21% 25% 36%
[100%]
1973 Democratic run-off primary Manhattan The Bronx Brooklyn Queens Richmond [Staten Is.] Total %
Abraham Beame 78,760 96,590 200,945 153,377 17,844 547,626 60.8%
41% 53% 69% 73% 79%
Herman Badillo 113,738 85,827 91,628 56,933 4,796 352,912 39.2%
59% 47% 32% 27% 21%
T O T A L 192,598 182,417 292,573 210,310 22,640 900.538  

References

  1. ^ "New York City Mayoral Election 1973". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
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