Mapping Early American Elections


8th Congress: North Carolina 1803

North Carolina elected one Federalist and eleven Democratic-Republicans to the Eighth Congress.

North Carolina used the district system for electing members to Congress. North Carolina was apportioned two more seats in the House of Representatives.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Thomas Wynns Democratic-Republican unopposed
2 Willis Alston Democratic-Republican 1,986 63.1%
2 William R. Davie Federalist 1,163 36.9%
3 William Kennedy Democratic-Republican 1,678 51.1%
3 Thomas Blount Democratic-Republican 1,608 48.9%
4 William Blackledge Democratic-Republican 2,653 59.9%
4 John Stanly Federalist 1,776 40.1%
5 James Gillespie Democratic-Republican 2,087 57.5%
5 Alexander D. Moore Federalist 1,544 42.5%
6 Nathaniel Macon Democratic-Republican 2,396 99.8%
7 Samuel Purviance Federalist 2,196 42.3%
7 Duncan MacFarland Democratic-Republican 1,710 33%
7 Isaac Lanier Federalist 1,226 23.6%
8 Richard Stanford Democratic-Republican 2,529 75.1%
8 Nathaniel Jones Federalist 838 24.9%
9 Marmaduke Williams Democratic-Republican 2,292 53.8%
9 Theophilus Lacy Democratic-Republican 1,205 28.3%
9 William Nash Democratic-Republican 659 15.5%
10 Nathaniel Alexander Democratic-Republican 1,966 55.8%
10 Basil Gaither Federalist 1,559 44.2%
11 James Holland Democratic-Republican 3,052 70.7%
11 William Tate Federalist 1,266 29.3%
12 Joseph Winston Democratic-Republican 1,451 29.6%
12 Meshack Franklin Democratic-Republican 1,401 28.6%
12 William Lenoir Democratic-Republican 1,115 22.8%
12 George Houser Democratic-Republican 475 9.7%
12 Mussendine Matthews Federalist 455 9.3%

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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