Mapping Early American Elections

11th Congress: Rhode Island 1808

Rhode Island elected two Federalists to the Eleventh Congress.

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

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Richard Jackson, Jr. Federalist 3,308 26.6%
At-large Elisha Potter Federalist 3,278 26.4%
At-large Isaac Wilbour Democratic-Republican 2,926 23.6%
At-large Jonathan Russell Democratic-Republican 2,910 23.4%

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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