Again, federalists caused the problem by preventing a plane carrying polling material from taking off.
At the very least, the (contemporary) federalists would be confused.
In the early years of the republic, the power of the Supreme Court fueled disputes between federalists and Republicans.
Popular fear of the power of a regular army was then widespread, but after the electoral defeat of the federalists, it faded.
“We are all Republicans, we are all federalists” said Thomas Jefferson in his first inaugural.
For an excellent statement of the conduct of the federalists at this time see Morison: Otis, ii, 53-66.
The rest were soldiers or civilians, federalists or Democrats; but he was Washington.
In the treaty with Algiers occurred a passage that gave great offence to his friends at home, and to federalists in general.
The emotions of the militant federalists were too various to admit of description.
Jefferson calls the federalists "an Anglican, monarchical & aristocratical party."