Mapping Early American Elections


8th Congress: Tennessee 1803

Tennessee elected three Democratic-Republicans to the Eighth Congress.

Mapping this election is incomplete because of the lack of returns at the town or county level.

Tennessee used a statewide at-large method for electing members to Congress. Tennessee was apportioned two more seats in the House of Representatives.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large William Dickson Democratic-Republican 9,682 30.2%
At-large George W. Campbell Democratic-Republican 9,515 29.7%
At-large John Rhea Democratic-Republican 7,382 23%
At-large John Cocke Democratic-Republican 5,511 17.2%

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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