North Carolina’s elections to the nineteenth Congress featured the brief rise of two regional factions within the Democratic-Republican party, the Caucus and Anti-Caucus factions. Some Democratic Republicans dissented from their party’s nomination process of closed meetings, conventions, and caucuses and ran against incumbents as part of the Anti-Caucus faction. With a few exceptions, in the nineteenth congress, supporters of William Crawford became Caucus candidates, while Andrew Jackson’s supporters ran for the Anti-Caucus faction. In the nineteenth congressional election, voters elected five Caucus and eight Anti-Caucus congressmen.
North Carolina used a district system for electing members to Congress.
In 1826, a special election was held in which Daniel L. Barringer was elected to replace Willie P. Mangum, who had resigned from office.
|1||Alfred M. Gatlin||Caucus||1,671||40.2%|
|2||George B. Outlaw||Caucus||978||31.2%|
|3||Thomas H. Hall||Caucus||2,343||47.3%|
|4||John H. Bryan||Anti-Caucus||2,488||51%||✓|
|4||Richard D. Spaight||Caucus||2,392||49%|
|6||Weldon N. Edwards||Caucus||2,804||unopposed||✓|
|8||Willie P. Mangum||Caucus||2,301||50.6%||✓|
|9||Romulus M. Saunders||Caucus||✓|
|10||John Long, Jr.||Caucus||3,246||52.9%||✓|
|11||Henry W. Conner||Anti-Caucus||2,693||90.2%||✓|
|12||Samuel P. Carson||Anti-Caucus||2,081||35.2%||✓|
|12||Robert B. Vance||Caucus||1,924||32.6%|
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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