A New Nation Votes is a searchable collection of election returns from the earliest years of American democracy. The data were compiled by Philip Lampi; The American Antiquarian Society and Tufts University Digital Collections and Archives have mounted it online. So far 18,146 elections (about 54% of Lampi’s overall collection) have been made digital.
Read more about this database:
- A New Nation Votes: Election Data from 1787 to 1825, By Elisabeth Grant, AHA Today, (May 17, 2011).
Those interested in conducting their own analysis can download the entire A New Nation Votes dataset or the dataset for a single state.
- Revisiting the Early American Republic: The New Nation Votes Database Enables a New Political History, By Rosemarie Zagarri, Perspectives on History (May 2011) [membership required].