Mapping Early American Elections


15th Congress: Rhode Island 1816

Rhode Island elected two Federalists to the Fifteenth Congress.

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

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large John L. Boss Federalist 2,239 50.1%
At-large James B. Mason Federalist 2,230 49.9%

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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