Mapping Early American Elections


4th Congress: Delaware 1794

Delaware elected one Democratic-Republican member to the Fourth Congress.

Delaware used a statewide at-large method for electing members to Congress. Delaware’s election law required that voters select two candidates, with one residing in the voter’s own county, and the other residing in one of the state’s other two counties. The at-large winner was then declared the winner. This map depicts the runoff between the initial winners.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large John Patton Democratic-Republican 2,409 51.3%
At-large Henry Latimer Federalist 2,285 48.7%

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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