Mapping Early American Elections


4th Congress: North Carolina 1795

North Carolina elected nine Democratic-Republicans and one Federalist to the Fourth Congress.

North Carolina used a district system for electing members to Congress.

North Carolina held a special election in which Absalom Tatum was elected to replace Alexander Mebane, who died while in office.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 James Holland Democratic-Republican
2 Matthew Locke Democratic-Republican unopposed
3 Jesse Franklin Democratic-Republican
4 Alexander Mebane Democratic-Republican
5 Nathaniel Macon Democratic-Republican unopposed
6 James Gillespie Democratic-Republican
7 William B. Grove Federalist unopposed
8 Dempsey Burgess Democratic-Republican
9 Thomas Blount Democratic-Republican
10 Nathan Bryan Democratic-Republican 1,057 61%
10 Benjamin Williams Federalist 514 29.6%
10 David Witherspoon Federalist 163 9.4%

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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