Mapping Early American Elections

5th Congress: Connecticut 1796

Connecticut elected seven Federalists to the Fifth Congress.

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

Connecticut used a statewide at-large method for electing members to Congress.

In October 1797, a special election was held in which William Edmond was elected to replace James Davenport, who died while in office.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Other candidates 2,945 15.7%
At-large Uriah Tracy Federalist 2,494 13.4%
At-large Roger Griswold Federalist 2,403 12.9%
At-large Joshua Coit Federalist 2,199 11.8%
At-large Zephaniah Swift Federalist 2,176 11.7%
At-large Nathaniel Smith Federalist 2,153 11.6%
At-large Chauncey Goodrich Federalist 1,763 9.5%
At-large Samuel W. Dana Federalist 1,363 7.3%
At-large James Davenport Federalist 1,117 6%

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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