Mapping Early American Elections


1st Congress: Georgia 1789

Georgia elected three Anti-Federalists to the First Congress.

Georgia used a modified district system to elect members of Congress. Voters selected three candidates, one residing in each of the three districts. The candidate from each district that had the most votes state-wide, won the election.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 James Jackson Anti-Federalist 613 15.4%
1 William Houston 422 10.6%
2 Abraham Baldwin Anti-Federalist 1,096 27.6%
2 Henry Osborne 437 11%
2 Other candidates 220 5.6%
3 George Matthews Anti-Federalist 1,158 29.1%

In most cases, only candidates who received more than 5 percent of the vote in a district are reported. Other candidates are reported as a group, but only if they in aggregate received more than 5 percent of the vote. In addition, percentages for each district may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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