Mapping Early American Elections

2nd Congress: Connecticut 1790

Connecticut elected five Federalists to the Second Congress.

Mapping this election is not possible because there are insufficient returns at the town and county levels.

Connecticut used a state-wide at-large system for electing members to Congress.

Among those elected, Pierpont Edwards declined to serve and was replaced by Jeremiah Wadsworth in a special election.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Roger Sherman Federalist 2,969 14.9%
At-large Pierpont Edwards Federalist 2,239 11.3%
At-large James Hillhouse Federalist 2,035 10.2%
At-large Jonathan Sturges Federalist 1,730 8.7%
At-large Jonathan Trumbull Federalist 1,720 8.6%
At-large Tapping Reeve Federalist 1,672 8.4%
At-large Jeremiah Wadsworth Federalist 1,658 8.3%
At-large Other candidates 1,597 8.1%
At-large Amasa Learned Federalist 1,463 7.4%
At-large Stephen M. Mitchell Federalist 1,435 7.2%
At-large Benjamin Huntington Federalist 1,372 6.9%

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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