Ashmore was the representative for South Carolina’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1859 to 1861.
From Dec 1859 to Dec 1860, Ashmore missed 114 of 315 roll call votes, which is 36.2%. This is much worse than the median of 24.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1860. 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 1859-Feb 1860||69||13||18.8%||60th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||23||16||69.6%||96th|
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