Mapping Early American Elections

16th Congress: Delaware 1818

Delaware elected one Federalist and one Democratic-Republican to the Sixteenth Congress.

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 Louis McLane Federalist 3,098 25.9%
At-large Willard Hall Democratic-Republican 3,007 25.1%
At-large Thomas Clayton Federalist 2,902 24.2%
At-large George Read Democratic-Republican 2,810 23.5%

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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