Mapping Early American Elections

2nd Congress: Delaware 1790

Delaware elected a Federalist to its single seat in the Second Congress.

Voting returns survive only for Kent County.

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

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large John Vining Federalist 252 49.7%
At-large Joshua Clayton Federalist 145 28.6%
At-large Thomas Duff 104 20.5%

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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