Mapping Early American Elections

6th Congress: Vermont 1798

Vermont sent one Federalist and one Democratic-Republican to the Sixth Congress.

Vermont used the district system for electing members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Matthew Lyon Democratic-Republican 3,576 55.5%
1 Samuel Williams Federalist 2,444 37.9%
1 Israel Smith Federalist 428 6.6%
2 Lewis R. Morris Federalist 3,220 86.5%
2 Other candidates 253 6.8%
2 Nathaniel Niles Democratic-Republican 251 6.7%

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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