Mapping Early American Elections

2nd Congress: Pennsylvania 1791

Pennsylvania sent six Federalists and two Democratic-Republicans to the Second Congress.

For this election Pennsylvania changed from a state-wide at-large system to a district system for electing members to Congress.

Votes tallied for the city of Philadelphia are shown separately, and they are in addition to the votes reported for Philadelphia County.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Thomas Fitzsimons Federalist 1,291 85.1%
1 Charles Thompson Democratic-Republican 226 14.9%
2 Frederick A. Muhlenberg Federalist
3 Israel Jacobs Federalist 1,878 54.2%
3 Peter Muhlenberg Democratic-Republican 1,585 45.8%
4 Daniel Hiester Federalist unopposed
5 John W. Kittera Federalist unopposed
6 Andrew Gregg Democratic-Republican 3,437 51.2%
6 John Allison Federalist 1,229 18.3%
6 James MacLean Federalist 728 10.9%
6 Thomas Johnston Federalist 692 10.3%
6 William Montgomery Democratic-Republican 623 9.3%
7 Thomas Hartley Federalist 2,908 71.1%
7 William Irvine Democratic-Republican 1,180 28.9%
8 William Findley Democratic-Republican 2,899 65.6%
8 John Woods Federalist 1,517 34.4%

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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