Mapping Early American Elections


5th Congress: Maryland 1796

Maryland elected six Federalists and two Democratic-Republicans to the Fifth Congress.

Maryland used a district system for electing members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 George Dent Federalist 785 99.7%
2 Richard Sprigg Democratic-Republican 1,400 unopposed
3 William Craik Federalist 660 51%
3 Benjamin Edwards Federalist 635 49%
4 George Baer Federalist 1,792 72.1%
4 Samuel Ringgold Democratic-Republican 695 27.9%
5 Samuel Smith Democratic-Republican 337 unopposed
6 William Mathews Federalist 1,387 51.5%
6 Gabriel Christie Democratic-Republican 1,307 48.5%
7 William Hindman Federalist 1,665 62.6%
7 Robert Wright Democratic-Republican 995 37.4%
8 John Dennis Federalist 903 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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