Mapping Early American Elections


5th Congress: New York 1796

New York elected six Federalists and four Democratic-Republicans to the Fifth Congress.

New York used the district system for electing members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Jonathan Havens Democratic-Republican 1,259 66%
1 Selah Strong Federalist 648 34%
2 Edward Livingston Democratic-Republican 2,362 56.6%
2 James Watson Federalist 1,812 43.4%
3 Philip Van Cortlandt Democratic-Republican 1,016 50.3%
3 Samuel Haight Federalist 1,003 49.7%
4 Lucas Elmendorf Democratic-Republican 1,937 56.1%
4 Conrad E. Elmendorf Federalist 1,514 43.9%
5 David Brooks Federalist 1,220 54.5%
5 Theodorus Bailey Democratic-Republican 1,018 45.5%
6 Hezekiah L. Hosmer Federalist 1,036 57.2%
6 John P. Van Ness Democratic-Republican 758 41.9%
7 Henry Glenn Federalist 480 77.7%
7 Peter Swart Democratic-Republican 138 22.3%
8 John E. Van Alen Federalist 1,680 59.3%
8 John Woodworth Democratic-Republican 1,155 40.7%
9 John Williams Federalist 1,318 62.2%
9 James Gordon Federalist 575 27.1%
9 Douw I. Fonda Democratic-Republican 209 9.9%
10 James Cochran Federalist 2,993 49.8%
10 William Cooper Federalist 2,975 49.5%

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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