Mapping Early American Elections

3rd Congress: Pennsylvania 1792

Pennsylvania voters elected eight Democratic-Republicans and five Federalists to the Third Congress.

Pennsylvania returned to a state-wide at-large system for electing members to Congress. Following the 1790 Census, Pennsylvania gained five seats in the House of Representatives.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large William Findley Democratic-Republican 33,314 7.9%
At-large Frederick A. Muhlenberg Democratic-Republican 32,460 7.7%
At-large Daniel Heister Democratic-Republican 32,322 7.7%
At-large William Irvine Democratic-Republican 31,205 7.4%
At-large John W. Kittera Federalist 29,844 7.1%
At-large Thomas Hartley Federalist 28,612 6.8%
At-large Peter Muhlenberg Democratic-Republican 24,971 6%
At-large Thomas Fitzsimons Federalist 18,108 4.3%
At-large James Armstrong Federalist 17,431 4.2%
At-large Andrew Gregg Democratic-Republican 17,272 4.1%
At-large John Smilie Democratic-Republican 16,818 4%
At-large William Montgomery Democratic-Republican 16,776 4%
At-large Thomas Scott Federalist 16,657 4%
At-large Charles Thompson 16,388 3.9%
At-large Samuel Sitgreaves Federalist 15,612 3.7%
At-large Jonathan D. Sergeant Democratic-Republican 15,485 3.7%
At-large John Barclay Democratic-Republican 14,953 3.6%
At-large William Bingham Federalist 14,481 3.5%
At-large Henry Wynkoop Federalist 14,239 3.4%
At-large Other candidates 12,104 2.7%

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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