Mapping Early American Elections


12th Congress: Georgia 1810

Georgia elected four Democratic-Republicans to the Twelfth Congress.

Georgia used a statewide at-large method for electing members to Congress.

In 1812, a special election was held in which William Barnett was elected to replace Howell Cobb, who had resigned from office.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large William Bibb Democratic-Republican 17,694 24.3%
At-large George Troup Democratic-Republican 16,470 22.6%
At-large Howell Cobb Democratic-Republican 12,294 16.9%
At-large Bolling Hall Democratic-Republican 9,116 12.5%
At-large Elijah Clark Democratic-Republican 7,789 10.7%
At-large John Forsyth Democratic-Republican 6,629 9.1%

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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