Mapping Early American Elections

8th Congress: Connecticut 1802

Connecticut elected seven Federalists to the Eighth 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 1803, a special election was held in which Federalist Simeon Baldwin was elected to replace Elias Perkins, who had resigned before the 8th Congress convened.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large John C. Smith Federalist 8,743 15.7%
At-large Benjamin Talmadge Federalist 7,370 13.3%
At-large Samuel W. Dana Federalist 7,232 13%
At-large Elias Perkins Federalist 6,997 12.6%
At-large Calvin Goddard Federalist 6,942 12.5%
At-large Roger Griswold Federalist 6,601 11.9%
At-large John Davenport, Jr. Federalist 5,390 9.7%
At-large Simeon Baldwin Federalist 4,033 7.3%
At-large Other candidates 1,491 2.8%
At-large Timothy Pitkin, Jr. Federalist 806 1.4%

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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