Mapping Early American Elections

4th Congress: Rhode Island 1794

Rhode Island elected two Federalists to the Fourth Congress.

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

Rhode Island used a statewide at-large method for electing members to Congress. Its two representatives were elected on separate tickets. The candidates for the two different tickets are distinguished below in the district column.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Benjamin Bourn Federalist 1,880 62.3%
1 Peleg Arnold Democratic-Republican 1,138 37.7%
2 Francis Malbone Federalist 1,911 61.9%
2 Joseph Stanton, Jr. Democratic-Republican 1,178 38.1%

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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