Mapping Early American Elections


9th Congress: South Carolina 1804

South Carolina elected eight Democratic-Republicans to the Ninth 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.

In 1805, a special election was held in which Democratic-Republican Elias Earle was elected to replace John B. Earle, who had resigned before the 9th Congress convened.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Robert Marion Democratic-Republican 674 60.6%
1 Thomas L. Smith Federalist 411 37%
2 William Butler Democratic-Republican unopposed
3 David R. Williams Democratic-Republican 919 58%
3 Robert Witherspoon Democratic-Republican 460 29%
3 Joseph Blyth Democratic-Republican 206 13%
4 O’Brien Smith Democratic-Republican
5 Richard Winn Democratic-Republican
6 Levi Casey Democratic-Republican unopposed
7 Thomas Moore Democratic-Republican unopposed
8 John B. Earle Democratic-Republican unopposed

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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