Mapping Early American Elections


18th Congress: South Carolina 1823

South Carolina elected nine Democratic-Republicans to the Eighteenth Congress. All nine Democratic-Republicans were part of a faction led by Andrew Jackson.

South Carolina used a district system for electing members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Joel R. Poinsett Jacksonian 878 59.5%
1 William Crafts Federalist 576 39.1%
2 James Hamilton, Jr. Jacksonian 463 97.9%
3 Thomas R. Mitchell Jacksonian 1,340 56.3%
3 Robert B. Campbell Jacksonian 1,031 43.3%
4 Andrew R. Govan Jacksonian 683 53.5%
4 John M. Felder Federalist 591 46.3%
5 Starling Tucker Jacksonian 1,148 61.4%
5 William Strother Democratic-Republican 717 38.3%
6 George MacDuffie Jacksonian 2,089 63.2%
6 Joseph Black Democratic-Republican 812 24.6%
6 James Lomax 404 12.2%
7 John Wilson Jacksonian 1,350 43.7%
7 Warren R. Davis 1,154 37.3%
7 Elias Earle Democratic-Republican 583 18.9%
8 Joseph Gist Jacksonian 1,502 55%
8 James MacCreary Adams/Clay 1,211 44.3%
9 John Carter Jacksonian 854 55.4%
9 James G. Spann 682 44.3%

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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