Mapping Early American Elections

6th Congress: New Jersey 1798

New Jersey elected two Federalists and three Democratic-Republicans to the Sixth Congress.

New Jersey switched to a district system for electing members to the Sixth Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 John Condit Democratic-Republican 3,378 52.5%
1 James Schureman Federalist 3,054 47.5%
2 Aaron Kitchell Democratic-Republican 3,399 71.2%
2 Mark Thompson Federalist 1,377 28.8%
3 James Linn Democratic-Republican 1,496 47.6%
3 Samuel R. Stewart Federalist 969 30.8%
3 Archibald Mercer Federalist 679 21.6%
4 James H. Imlay Federalist 1,614 79.9%
4 Thomas Henderson Democratic-Republican 379 18.8%
5 Franklin Davenport Federalist 1,644 56.5%
5 Jonathan Elmer Democratic-Republican 1,266 43.5%

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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Mapping Early American Elections is generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.

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