Mapping Early American Elections


3rd Congress: South Carolina 1793

South Carolina elected one Federalist and five Anti-Federalists to the Third Congress. John Hunter was a Federalist elector for president in 1792, but in 1796 he was elected a Democratic-Republican to the U.S. Senate.

South Carolina used a district system for electing members to Congress. Following the 1790 Census, South Carolina gained a seat in the House of Representatives. After Alexander Gillon died, a special election was held in which Robert G. Harper was elected to replace him.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 William L. Smith Federalist 424 60.4%
1 Thomas Tucker 165 23.8%
1 Jacob Read Federalist 113 16.1%
2 Alexander Gillon Anti-Federalist unopposed
3 Lemuel Benton Anti-Federalist unopposed
4 Richard Winn Anti-Federalist unopposed
5 John Hunter Anti-Federalist unopposed
6 Andrew Pickens Anti-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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