Mapping Early American Elections


7th Congress: Delaware 1800

Delaware elected one Federalist to the Seventh 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 candidate with the most votes was then declared the winner.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large James A. Bayard Federalist 2,674 53.3%
At-large John Patton Democratic-Republican 2,340 46.7%

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. The term Dissenting Republican includes various breakaway factions of the Democratic-Republican party.

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