Mapping Early American Elections


1st Congress: Rhode Island 1790

Rhode Island elected a Federalist to its single seat in the First Congress.

Mapping this election is not possible because there are insufficient returns at the town and county levels.

Rhode Island used a state-wide at-large system to elect members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Benjamin Bourne Federalist

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.

New Nation Votes Data


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