Mapping Early American Elections

12th Congress: Virginia 1811

Virginia elected six Federalist, fifteen Democratic-Republicans, and one Republican who was part of a faction within the party to the Twelfth Congress. The dissenting Republican in this election was a Tertium Quid (or just Quid), a coalition of Federalists and moderate Democratic-Republicans.

The map for this election is incomplete due to the lack of returns in several counties.

Virginia used the district system for electing members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Thomas Wilson Federalist
2 John Baker Federalist 829 56.5%
2 Daniel Morgan Democratic-Republican 639 43.5%
3 John Smith Democratic-Republican unopposed
4 William MacCoy Democratic-Republican
5 James Breckinridge Federalist
6 Daniel Sheffey Federalist unopposed
7 Joseph Lewis Federalist 527 80%
7 John Love Democratic-Republican 131 19.9%
8 John P. Hungerford Democratic-Republican 769 50.2%
8 John Taliaferro Democratic-Republican 763 49.8%
9 Aylett Hawes Democratic-Republican
10 John Dawson Democratic-Republican unopposed
11 John Roane Democratic-Republican
12 Burwell Bassett Democratic-Republican
13 William A. Burwell Democratic-Republican unopposed
14 Matthew Clay Democratic-Republican
15 John Randolph Republican Faction 1,080 67.8%
15 John W. Eppes Democratic-Republican 514 32.2%
16 James Pleasants Democratic-Republican unopposed
17 Thomas Gholson Democratic-Republican unopposed
18 Peterson Goodwyn Democratic-Republican unopposed
19 Edwin Gray Federalist
20 Thomas Newton Democratic-Republican
21 Hugh Nelson Democratic-Republican unopposed
22 John Clopton Democratic-Republican unopposed

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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