Mapping Early American Elections

4th Congress: New Hampshire 1794

New Hampshire elected four Federalists to the Fourth Congress.

Mapping this election is not possible because of insufficient returns at the town or county level.

Although New Hampshire used a statewide at-large method for electing members to Congress, state law required that candidates receive a majority of votes in order to win. In a second runoff election, Abiel Foster beat the incumbent Paine Wingate.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Jeremiah Smith Federalist 3,782 22.7%
At-large Other candidates Federalist 3,733 22.4%
At-large John S. Sherburne Federalist 3,175 19.1%
At-large Nicholas Gilman Federalist 2,405 14.5%
At-large Abiel Foster Federalist 2,052 12.3%
At-large Paine Wingate Federalist 1,492 9%

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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