What Happened in 12 Rounds of Voting for the Speaker of the House

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After a historic eleven rounds of voting over three days, there is still no speaker of the House. Here’s what you might have missed:

Round One

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., nominated Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.; Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., nominated Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.; Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., nominated Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.

The following members of Congress voted for Biggs: Gosar, Matt Gaetz of Florida, Biggs, Bob Good of Virginia, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Eli Crane of Arizona, Ralph Norman of South Carolina, Andrew Clyde of Georgia, Dan Bishop of North Carolina, and Matt Rosendale of Montana. 

Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., voted for former Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y.; Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, voted for Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla.; and Rep. Josh Brecheen, R-Okla., voted for Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind.

Reps. Michael Cloud of Texas, Anna Paulina Luna of Florida, Andy Ogles of Tennessee, Mary Miller of Illinois, Keith Self of Texas, and Lauren Boebert of Colorado cast their votes for Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.

Final vote count:

  • McCarthy – 203 votes
  • Jeffries – 212 votes
  • Biggs – 10 votes
  • Donalds – 1 vote
  • Jordan – 6 votes
  • Banks – 1 vote
  • Zeldin – 1 vote

Round Two

Jordan nominated McCarthy; Aguilar nominated Jeffries; and Gaetz nominated Jordan for the speaker of the House position.

Final vote count:

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  • McCarthy – 203 votes
  • Jeffries – 212 votes
  • Jordan – 19 votes

Round Three

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., nominated McCarthy; Aguilar nominated Jeffries; and Roy nominated Jordan.

Final vote count:

  • McCarthy – 202 votes
  • Jeffries – 212 votes
  • Jordan – 20 votes

Round Four

Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., nominated McCarthy, Aguilar nominated Jeffries; and Roy nominated Donalds.

Final vote count:

  • McCarthy – 201 votes
  • Jeffries – 212 votes
  • Donalds – 20 votes

Rep. Victoria Spartz, R-Ind., voted “present.”

Round Five

Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, nominated McCarthy; Aguilar nominated Jeffries; and Boebert nominated Donalds.

Final vote count:

  • McCarthy – 201 votes
  • Jeffries – 212 votes
  • Donalds – 20 votes

Spartz voted “present.”

Round Six

Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., nominated McCarthy; Aguilar nominated Jeffries; and Perry nominated Donalds.

Final vote count:

  • McCarthy – 201 votes
  • Jeffries – 212 votes
  • Donalds – 20 votes

Spartz voted “present.”

Round Seven

Rep. John James, R-Mich., nominated McCarthy; Aguilar nominated Jeffries; and Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., nominated Donalds.

Final vote count:

Spartz voted “present.”

Round Eight

Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., nominated McCarthy; Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., nominated Jeffries; and Biggs nominated Donalds.

Final vote count:

  • McCarthy – 201 votes
  • Jeffries – 212 votes
  • Donalds – 17 votes
  • Rep. Kevin Hern, R-Mo. – 2 votes
  • Trump – 1 vote

Spartz voted “present.”

Round Nine

Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Texas, nominated McCarthy; Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., nominated Jeffries; Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Mont., nominated Donalds; and Boebert nominated Hern.

Final vote count:

  • McCarthy – 200 votes
  • Jeffries – 212 votes
  • Donalds – 17 votes
  • Hern – 3 votes

Spartz voted “present.”

Round Ten

Rep. Juan Ciscomani, R-Ariz., nominated McCarthy; Aguilar nominated Jeffries; Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla., nominated Donalds; and Boebert nominated Hern.

Final vote count:

  • McCarthy – 200 votes
  • Jeffries – 212 votes
  • Donalds – 13 votes
  • Hern – 7 votes

Spartz voted “present.”

Round Eleven

Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., nominated McCarthy; Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., nominated Jeffries; Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., nominated Hern; and Gaetz nominated Trump.

Final vote count:

  • McCarthy – 200 votes
  • Jeffries – 212 votes
  • Hern – 7 votes
  • Donalds – 12 votes
  • Trump – 1 vote

Spartz voted “present.”

Round Twelve

Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Calif., nominated McCarthy, Rep. James Clyburn, R-S.C., nominated Jeffries; Gaetz nominated Jordan ; and Boebert nominated Hern. 

Final vote count:

  • McCarthy – 213 votes
  • Jeffries – 211 votes
  • Hern – 3 votes
  • Jordan – 4 votes

Gosar, Ogles, Brecheen, Clyde, Bishop, Cloud, Luna, Roy, Self, Spartz, Perry, Miller, Norman, and Donalds flipped their votes in favor of McCarthy.

A total of 218 votes is required to win the speakership.

This story will be updated with more results.

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