From Mar 1867 to Dec 1870, Drake missed 279 of 1,268 roll call votes, which is 22.0%. This is on par with the median of 27.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1870. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||55||10||18.2%||42nd|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||156||34||21.8%||40th|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||80||12||15.0%||57th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||5||2||40.0%||69th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo