The following are the election results (source):
The footnote reads:
- New Hampshire was entitled to four seats in the 29th Congress (1845–1847), but only elected three representatives. Woodbury did not receive the necessary number of votes to be elected in the 1845 at-large election, and no winner was subsequently chosen in a special election. (See New Hampshire, 1846.) So the fourth seat remained vacant for the entire Congress.
Can someone explain to me how exactly this worked? In particular, how many votes would Woodbury have needed to have been elected?