Mapping Early American Elections

13th Congress: Delaware 1812

Delaware elected two Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress.

Following the 1810 Census, Delaware gained one more seat in the House of Representatives.

Delaware used a statewide at-large system for electing members to Congress. Delaware’s election law required that voters select two candidates, with one residing in the voter’s own county, and the other residing in one of the state’s other two counties. Two at-large winners were elected.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Henry M. Ridgely Federalist 4,193 28.3%
At-large Thomas Cooper Federalist 4,183 28.2%
At-large David Hall Democratic-Republican 3,221 21.8%
At-large Richard C. Dale Democratic-Republican 3,210 21.7%

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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