Mapping Early American Elections


8th Congress: South Carolina 1803

South Carolina elected two Federalists and six Democratic-Republicans to the Eighth 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. South Carolina was apportioned two more seats in the House of Representatives.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Thomas Lowndes Federalist 422 52.3%
1 Robert Marion Democratic-Republican 385 47.7%
2 William Butler Democratic-Republican 700 93.3%
2 John Rutledge Federalist 50 6.7%
3 Benjamin Huger Federalist 488 50.9%
3 Lemuel Benton Democratic-Republican 471 49.1%
4 Wade Hampton Democratic-Republican 381 50.9%
4 John Taylor Federalist 367 49.1%
5 Richard Winn Democratic-Republican 296 52.1%
5 John Kershaw Federalist 272 47.9%
6 Levi Casey Democratic-Republican 436 43.5%
6 John Calhoun Democratic-Republican 299 29.8%
6 Robert Creswell Federalist 141 14.1%
6 James Saxon Federalist 103 10.3%
7 Thomas Moore Democratic-Republican 694 60.5%
7 William Hill Federalist 296 25.8%
7 William Smith Democratic-Republican 158 13.8%
8 John Earle Democratic-Republican 407 71.8%
8 Eliab Moore Federalist 160 28.2%

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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