Mapping Early American Elections

2nd Congress: Virginia 1790

For the Second Congress, Virginia elected seven Federalists and three Anti-Federalists to the Second Congress.

Insufficient returns make it impossible to report specific vote totals or percentages in some districts.

Virginia used a district system for electing members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Alexander White Federalist 999 93.9%
1 J.P. Duval 65 6.1%
2 John Brown Federalist
3 Andrew Moore Federalist unopposed
4 Richard Bland Lee Federalist 954 62.1%
4 Arthur Lee Anti-Federalist 582 37.9%
5 James Madison Federalist
6 Abraham B. Venable Anti-Federalist
7 John Page Federalist
8 Josiah Parker Anti-Federalist
9 William B. Giles Anti-Federalist 2,097 59.4%
9 Thomas Edmonds Federalist 1,435 40.6%
10 Samuel Griffin Federalist unopposed

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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