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Sen. Martin Bates

Former Senator for Delaware

Bates was a senator from Delaware and was a Democrat. He served from 1857 to 1859.

Photo of Sen. Martin Bates [D-DE, 1857-1859]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1857 to Mar 1859, Bates missed 592 of 702 roll call votes, which is 84.3%. This is much worse than the median of 25.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1859. 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.

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Primary Sources

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