Mapping Early American Elections

1st Congress: South Carolina 1788

South Carolina voters elected three Anti-Federalists and two Federalists to the First Congress.

Much of this election cannot be mapped because there are insufficient returns at the parish level.

South Carolina used a district system to elect members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 William Smith Federalist 600 51%
1 Alexander Gillon Anti-Federalist 386 32.8%
1 David Ramsay 191 16.2%
2 Aedanus Burke Anti-Federalist
3 Daniel Huger Federalist
4 Thomas Sumter Anti-Federalist unopposed
5 Thomas Tudor Tucker Anti-Federalist 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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