Campaign 2012
State Facts
Capitol:Albany
Nickname:Empire State
Bird:Eastern Bluebird
Motto:Ever upward
Electoral Votes:31
Democrat Delegates:287
Republican Delegates:102
Secretary of State
Name:Cesar A. Perales
Address:One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12231-0001
Phone:(518) 474-0050
Fax:(518) 474-4765
Email:info@dos.state.ny.us
Website:http://www.elections.ny.gov/
Election Vitals
Governor:Andrew Cuomo (D) re-election 2014
Senator:Charles Schumer (D) re-election 2016
Senator:Kirsten Gillibrand (D) re-election 2012
Election Schedule
Presidential Primary:April 24, 2012
State Primary:September 13, 2012
Past Presidential Elections

2008

Barack Obama:62.9%
John McCain:36.0%

2004

George Bush:40.1%
John Kerry:58.4%

2000

Al Gore:60.2%
Ralph Nader:3.6%
George Bush:35.2%

1996

Bill Clinton:59.5%
Ross Perot:8.0%
Bob Dole:30.6%

1992

Bill Clinton:49.7%
Ross Perot:15.7%
George Bush:33.9%

1988

Michael Dukakis:51.6%
George Bush:47.5%
Previous Election Results, other races

2010 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Charles SchumerDemocrat3,047,88066.3%
Jay TownsendRepublican1,480,42332.2%

2010 Senate Special General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Kirsten GillibrandDemocrat2,837,68463.0%
Joseph DioGuardiRepublican1,582,69335.1%

2010 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Andrew CuomoDemocrat2,911,72162.6%
Carl PaladinoRepublican1,548,18433.3%

2010 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Rick LazioRepublican184,34838.4%
Carl PaladinoRepublican295,33661.6%

2010 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Gary BernstenRepublican188,62844.6%
Jay TownsendRepublican234,44055.4%

2006 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Eliot SpitzerDemocrat624,68481.9%
Thomas SuozziDemocrat138,26318.1%

2006 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Hillary ClintonDemocrat640,95583.7%
Jonathan TasiniDemocrat124,99916.3%

2006 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Eliot SpitzerDemocrat3,086,70969.6%
John FasoRepublican1,274,33528.7%

2006 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Hillary ClintonDemocrat3,008,42867.0%
John SpencerRepublican1,392,18931.0%

2006 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
K.T. McFarlandRepublican74,10839.2%
John SpencerRepublican114,91460.8%

2004 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Marilyn O'GradyConservative220,9603.3%
Howard MillsRepublican1,625,06924.2%
Charles SchumerWorking Families4,769,82471.2%

2002 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Andrew CuomoDemocrat93,19514.7%
H. Carl McCallDemocrat539,88385.3%

2002 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
H. Carl McCallDemocrat1,534,06433.5%
Tom GolisanoIndependence654,01614.3%
George PatakiRepublican2,262,25549.4%

2000 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Hillary ClintonDemocrat565,35382.0%
Mark McMahonDemocrat124,31518.0%

2000 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Hillary ClintonDemocrat3,747,31055.3%
Rick LazioRepublican2,915,73043.0%

1998 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Geraldine FerraroDemocratic201,62526.4%
Mark GreenDemocratic145,81919.1%
Eric MelendezDemocratic28,4933.7%
Charles SchumerDemocratic388,70150.8%

1998 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Charles HynesDemocratic109,33314.8%
James LaroccaDemocratic56,0117.6%
Betsy McCaughy RossDemocratic156,59221.2%
Peter ValloneDemocratic416,14756.4%

1998 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Peter ValloneDemocratic1,570,31733.2%
Tom GolisanoIndependence Pty364,0567.7%
George PatakiRepublican2,571,99154.3%

1998 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Charles SchumerDemocratic2,551,06554.6%
Alfonse D'AmatoRepublican2,058,98844.1%
Demographics
Population19,392,283
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up13.5%

Ethnicity

Percentage White65.7%
Percentage Black15.9%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native0.9%
Percentage Asian7.3%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race3.0%
Percentage Other Race7.4%
Percentage Hispanic17.6%
Percentage Non Hispanic White58.3%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black14.4%
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English30.0%

Income

Median Household Income$54,148
Percentage Income in Poverty in 200914.9%

Energy

Percentage Homes heated by Electricity9.2%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas54.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal0.3%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil28.3%

Employment & Education

Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up46.0%
Percentage with a College Degree33.1%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers38.5%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers24.4%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers9.7%

Unemployment

Unemployment figures as of October 2012

Unemployment rate8.7%
Unemployment Monthly Change-0.2%

Marriage

Percentage Married Couples43.9%
Percentage Married Couples with Children18.8%
Percentage Married Couple Both Work37.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male0.3%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female0.3%

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Historical Election Results

2012
Nov. 6, 2012Presidental General Election
April 24, 2012Presidental Dem Primary
April 24, 2012Presidental GOP Primary
2008
Feb. 5, 2008Presidental Dem Primary
Feb. 5, 2008Presidental GOP Primary

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