Mapping Early American Elections

7th Congress: Connecticut 1800

Connecticut elected seven Federalists to the Seventh 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 April 1801, a special election was held in which Federalist Calvin Goddard was elected to replace Elizur Goodrich, who had resigned from office.

In September 1801, a special election was held in which Benjamin Talmadge was elected to replace William Edmond, who had resigned from office.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Other candidates 7,195 12.7%
At-large Samuel W. Dana Federalist 6,273 11.1%
At-large Roger Griswold Federalist 6,155 10.9%
At-large John C. Smith Federalist 6,080 10.7%
At-large William Edmond Federalist 5,880 10.4%
At-large Elizur Goodrich Federalist 5,779 10.2%
At-large John Davenport, Jr. Federalist 5,250 9.3%
At-large Elias Perkins Federalist 4,850 8.6%
At-large William Hart Democratic-Republican 3,250 5.7%
At-large Gideon Granger, Jr. Democratic-Republican 3,012 5.3%
At-large Sylvester Gilbert Democratic-Republican 2,921 5.2%

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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