Mapping Early American Elections

2nd Congress: New Jersey 1791

New Jersey elected three Federalists and one Anti-Federalist to the Second Congress.

New Jersey used a state-wide at-large method for electing members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Other candidates 8,500 26.1%
At-large Abraham Clark Federalist 6,435 19.9%
At-large Jonathan Dayton Federalist 4,446 13.7%
At-large Elias Boudinot Federalist 4,433 13.7%
At-large Aaron Kitchel Anti-Federalist 2,828 8.7%
At-large Lambert Cadwalader Federalist 2,275 7%
At-large James Linn Anti-Federalist 1,773 5.5%
At-large Thomas Sinnickson Federalist 1,648 5.1%

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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