Mapping Early American Elections

2nd Congress: North Carolina 1791

The state’s voters sent three Anti-Federalists and two Federalists to the Second Congress.

North Carolina used a district system for electing members to Congress. Election returns, including total votes, for this election are very incomplete. North Carolina’s fifth district was ceded to create the Southwest Territory before the Second Congress began.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 John Steele Anti-Federalist
2 Nathaniel Macon Anti-Federalist
3 John Baptist Ashe Anti-Federalist unopposed
4 Hugh Williamson Federalist
5 William B. Grove Federalist

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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Mapping Early American Elections is generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.

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