On Thursday, Representative Kevin McCarthy of California Offered new offers A A group of ultraconservative Republicans They prevented him from getting the majority of votes needed to win the post of Speaker.
After the eighth poll, the House has yet to elect a Speaker. Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California is 16 votes short of a majority.
A table showing the current tally of recent polls for Speaker of the House.
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Note: To win, a person must receive a majority of votes cast for a person, not counting “current” votes. The Constitution specifies that members of the House elect a Speaker, but the Speaker does not have to be a current or former representative.
If every member of Congress votes for Mr. McCarthy needs 218 votes, so he can only lose four Republican votes. In Thursday’s seventh and eighth round of voting, 20 Republicans voted for other candidates, and one voted “now.” All 212 Democrats voted for the minority leader, Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York.
By urging lawmakers unwilling to support him to “abstain” or not vote at all, Mr. McCarthy could win the speakership with fewer than 218 votes.
Table showing summary counts for each ballot of House Speaker votes.
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Note: To win, a person must receive a majority of votes cast for a person, not counting “current” votes.
In the first vote on Tuesday, 19 House Republicans, including Mr. Voted for a Republican other than McCarthy. On the second ballot, the same 19 opposed him but rallied around Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, a founding member of the ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus. Mr. Jordan told his colleagues that Mr. appealed to McCarthy to give their support, but all 19, plus one additional Republican, voted against Mr. McCarthy on the third ballot. Voted for Jordan.
In Wednesday’s fourth, fifth and sixth round of voting, the same 20 Republicans voted for Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida, and one voted “now.” The council reconvened at noon on Thursday for a follow-up vote.
How each representative voted
Members who vote differently than their party’s majority are highlighted.
A list of each representative’s votes during the round of House Speaker votes.