Mapping Early American Elections


1st Congress: North Carolina 1790

North Carolina elected three Anti-Federalists and two Federalists to the First Congress.

North Carolina used a district system to elect members of Congress. The fifth district became a federal territory before the Second Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 John Baptist Ashe Anti-Federalist 1,335 48.9%
1 Nathaniel Macon Anti-Federalist 1,133 41.5%
1 Stephen Moore 244 8.9%
2 Hugh Williamson Federalist 2,150 73.9%
2 Stephen Cabarrus Anti-Federalist 757 26%
3 Timothy Bloodworth Anti-Federalist
4 John Steele Anti-Federalist
5 John Sevier Federalist unopposed

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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