Mapping Early American Elections


11th Congress: Kentucky 1808

Kentucky elected six Democratic-Republicans to the Eleventh Congress.

The map for this election is incomplete due to the lack of returns at the town or county level.

Kentucky used a district system for electing members to Congress.

In 1810, a special election was held in which W. T. Barry was elected to replace Benjamin Howard, who had resigned his office.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Matthew Lyon Democratic-Republican
2 Samuel MacKee Democratic-Republican
3 Henry Crist Democratic-Republican
4 Richard M. Johnson Democratic-Republican unopposed
5 Benjamin Howard Democratic-Republican 4,745 unopposed
6 Joseph Desha 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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