Nov. 6, 1962 - Governor Nelson Rockefeller of New York won reelection today over Robert M. Morgenthau by at least 500,000 votes in a state election that saw an unusual amount of ticket-splitting and selective voting. Mr. Rockefeller’s margin fell short of the 800,000-to-1 million-vote plurality Republican state leaders had hoped for to give him a commanding lead for the Presidential nomination in 1964. But it was adequate to keep him in the forefront of the contenders for the nomination. The Governor’s margin was slightly narrower than that of 1958, partly because the total vote was about 175,000 lower than 1958. Republican Senator Jacob K. Javits, running with the Governor, won a landslide victory over Democrat James B. Donovan.
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