Mapping Early American Elections


1st Congress: New York 1789

New York elected three Federalists and three Anti-Federalists to the First Congress.

New York used a district system to elect members of Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Floyd, William Anti-Federalist 894 unopposed
2 Laurence, John Federalist 2,542 86.2%
2 Broome, John Anti-Federalist 372 12.6%
3 Benson, Egbert Federalist 584 50.4%
3 Bailey, Theodorus Anti-Federalist 574 49.6%
4 Hathorn, John Anti-Federalist unopposed
5 Sylvester, Peter Federalist 1,628 51.2%
5 Adgate, Matthew Anti-Federalist 1,501 47.2%
6 Van Rensselaer, Jeremiah Anti-Federalist 1,456 54.5%
6 Ten Broeck, Abraham Federalist 1,215 45.5%

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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