From Dec 1843 to Aug 1846, McConnell missed 241 of 1,060 roll call votes, which is 22.7%. This is on par with the median of 24.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1846. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1843-Feb 1844||140||14||10.0%||18th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||170||37||21.8%||53rd|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||149||41||27.5%||60th|
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