Mapping Early American Elections


5th Congress: Delaware 1796

Delaware elected one Federalist to the Fifth 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 initial winners.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large James Bayard Federalist 2,292 56.3%
At-large William Perry Democratic-Republican 1,779 43.7%

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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