Mapping Early American Elections

18th Congress: Delaware 1822

Delaware elected one Federalist to the Eighteenth Congress.

Following the 1820 Census, Delaware lost 1 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. The at-large winner was elected.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Louis McLane Federalist 4,110 54.2%
At-large Arnold Naudain Democratic-Republican 3,466 45.7%

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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