Mapping Early American Elections


17th Congress: Rhode Island 1820

Rhode Island elected two Democratic-Republicans to the Seventeenth Congress.

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

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Job Durfree Democratic-Republican 3,563 31.5%
At-large Samuel Eddy Democratic-Republican 2,891 25.5%
At-large Samuel Bridgham Federalist 2,773 24.5%
At-large Nathaniel Hazard Democratic-Republican 2,033 17.9%

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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