Mapping Early American Elections


2nd Congress: New York 1790

New York elected four Federalists and two Anti-Federalists to the Second Congress.

New York used a district system for electing members to Congress.

Before the Second Congress could begin, James Townsend died; Anti-Federalist Thomas Tredwell was elected to replace him in a special election held in June.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Thomas Tredwell Anti-Federalist 666 26.2%
1 John Vanderbilt Federalist 481 19%
1 Henry Peters Federalist 369 14.5%
1 Ezra L’Hommedieu Anti-Federalist 361 14.2%
1 Stephen Carman Federalist 360 14.2%
1 Isaac Ledyard Anti-Federalist 301 11.9%
2 John Laurence Federalist 691 98.4%
3 Egbert Benson Federalist 723 60.7%
3 Theodorus Bailey Anti-Federalist 468 39.3%
4 Cornelius C. Schoonmaker Anti-Federalist 898 52%
4 Peter Van Gaesbeck Federalist 753 43.6%
5 Peter Sylvester Federalist 1,712 58.4%
5 John Livingston Anti-Federalist 1,218 41.6%
6 James Gordon Federalist 1,465 59%
6 Jeremiah Van Rensselaer Anti-Federalist 1,017 41%

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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