South Carolina elected three Federalists and three Democratic-Republicans to the Fifth Congress.
Mapping this election is incomplete because of the lack of local returns in many areas.
South Carolina used the district system for electing members to Congress.
In September 1797, South Carolina held a special election in which Thomas Pickney was elected to replace William L. Smith, who resigned when he was appointed minister to Portugal.
|1||William L. Smith||Federalist||784||84.8%||✓|
|2||John Rutledge, Jr.||Federalist||839||87.3%||✓|
|5||Robert G. Harper||Federalist||1,618||67.6%||✓|
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. The term Dissenting Republican includes various breakaway factions of the Democratic-Republican party.
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