Mapping Early American Elections

6th Congress: Connecticut 1798

Connecticut elected seven Federalists to the Sixth 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 1799, a special election was held in which Federalist Elizur Goodrich was elected to replace Federalist John Allen, who declined to serve.

In October 1800, a special election was held in which John Smith was elected to replace Federalist Jonathan Brace, who had resigned from office.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Other candidates 8,566 23.2%
At-large John Allen Federalist 4,956 13.4%
At-large Chauncey Goodrich Federalist 4,628 12.5%
At-large Samuel W. Dana Federalist 4,582 12.4%
At-large William Edmond Federalist 4,388 11.8%
At-large Roger Griswold Federalist 4,279 11.5%
At-large Jonathan Brace Federalist 3,116 8.4%
At-large John Davenport Federalist 2,576 6.9%

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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