Mapping Early American Elections


15th Congress: Louisiana 1816

Louisiana elected one Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth Congress.

Louisiana used a statewide at-large system for electing members to Congress.

In 1818, a special election was held in which Thomas Butler was elected to replace Thomas B. Robertson, who had resigned.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Thomas B. Robertson Democratic-Republican 2,644 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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