Mapping Early American Elections


8th Congress: Virginia 1803

Virginia elected three Federalists and nineteen Democratic-Republicans to the Eighth Congress.

Virginia used the district system for electing members to Congress. Virginia was apportioned three more seats in the House of Representatives.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 John G. Jackson Democratic-Republican
2 James Stephenson Federalist 984 53.6%
2 Osborn Sprigg Democratic-Republican 853 46.4%
3 John Smith Democratic-Republican 1,445 89.9%
3 Joseph Sexton Democratic-Republican 163 10.1%
4 David Holmes Democratic-Republican
5 Andrew Moore Democratic-Republican 708 39.8%
5 Thomas Lewis Federalist 649 36.5%
5 John Woodward Federalist 423 23.8%
6 Abram Trigg Democratic-Republican unopposed
7 Joseph Lewis, Jr. Federalist 687 56.5%
7 Richard Brent Democratic-Republican 529 43.5%
8 Walter Jones Democratic-Republican
9 Philip R. Thompson Democratic-Republican unopposed
10 John Dawson Democratic-Republican
11 Anthony New Democratic-Republican 907 71.4%
11 John Taylor Democratic-Republican 364 28.6%
12 Thomas Griffin Federalist 1,089 50.8%
12 Burwell Bassett Democratic-Republican 1,056 49.2%
13 John Trigg Democratic-Republican unopposed
14 Matthew Clay Democratic-Republican 2,067 88.9%
14 James Hurt Federalist 258 11.1%
15 John Randolph Democratic-Republican
16 John W. Eppes Democratic-Republican
17 Thomas Claiborne Democratic-Republican 898 51.3%
17 Richard Field Federalist 851 48.7%
18 Peterson Goodwyn Democratic-Republican 839 66.9%
18 James Jones Democratic-Republican 415 33.1%
19 Edwin Gray Democratic-Republican unopposed
20 Thomas Newton, Jr. Democratic-Republican 1,157 100%
21 Thomas M. Randolph Democratic-Republican 906 50.4%
21 Samuel J. Cabell Democratic-Republican 893 49.6%
22 John Clopton Democratic-Republican

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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