Mapping Early American Elections

8th Congress: Rhode Island 1802

Rhode Island elected two Democratic-Republicans to the Eighth Congress.

Rhode Island used a statewide at-large method for electing a member to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Joseph Stanton Democratic-Republican 2,657 30.6%
At-large Nehemiah Knight Democratic-Republican 2,647 30.4%
At-large Thomas Tillinghast Federalist 1,694 19.5%
At-large Elisha Potter Federalist 1,683 19.4%

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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