From Apr 1848 to Apr 1853, Borland missed 350 of 1,125 roll call votes, which is 31.1%. This is worse than the median of 25.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Apr 1853. 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 1848-Mar 1849||80||24||30.0%||70th|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||22||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||141||11||7.8%||22nd|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||38||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||127||13||10.2%||15th|
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