Mapping Early American Elections

15th Congress: Georgia 1816

Georgia elected six Democratic-Republicans to the Fifteenth Congress.

Georgia used a statewide at-large system for electing members to Congress.

In a January 1819 special election, Robert Raymond Reid was elected to serve for the remainder of the 15th Congress in place of John Forsyth, who had resigned from office.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large William Terrell Democratic-Republican 10,961 10.9%
At-large Joel Crawford Democratic-Republican 10,569 10.5%
At-large Joel Abbot Democratic-Republican 9,680 9.6%
At-large Zadock Cook Democratic-Republican 8,470 8.4%
At-large Thomas W. Cobb Democratic-Republican 8,280 8.2%
At-large John Forsyth Democratic-Republican 7,978 7.9%
At-large John M. Dooly 7,322 7.3%
At-large Richard H. Wilde 7,072 7%
At-large Homer Virgil Milton 6,888 6.8%
At-large Wilson Lumpkin 6,870 6.8%
At-large Alfred Cuthbert Democratic-Republican 6,409 6.4%
At-large Allen Daniel 6,370 6.3%

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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