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Live Vote Counting: Track the House Speaker’s votes


On Thursday, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California offered new concessions to a a group of ultraconservative Republicans which prevented him from winning the majority of votes needed to secure the post of Speaker of the House.

After its seventh vote, the House still has not elected a Speaker. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, D-Calif., won no new votes on Thursday’s first ballot, again leaving him 16 votes short.

A table showing the current result of the last vote for Speaker of the House.

Next: Counting votes for eighth speaker

Total To. Representative

McCarthy

27 0 27
Live Vote Counting: Track the House Speaker’s votes

Donald

1 0 1
Main photo of Rep. Jeffries

Jeffries

23 23 0
Headshot of Rep. Hearn

Hearn

2 0 2

Note: To win, a member must receive a majority of the votes cast for an individual, not counting “current” votes. The constitution specifies that the members of the House elect the speaker, but he need not be a current or even a former member of parliament.

Mr. McCarthy needs 218 votes if every member of Congress votes, so he can only afford to lose four Republican votes. In Thursday’s seventh round of voting, 19 Republicans voted for Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida, one — Rep. Matt Goetz of Florida — voted for former President Donald J. Trump, and one voted “present.” All 212 Democrats voted for Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York, the minority leader.

Mr McCarthy could win the speakership with fewer than 218 votes by persuading MPs who do not want to support him to instead vote “present” or not at all.

A table showing summary results for each round of voting for the Speaker of the House.

Voting Main photo of Rep. McCarthyMcCarthy Main photo of Rep. JeffriesJeffries others Present
First 203 212 19 0
Second 203 212 19 0
third 202 212 20 0
Fourth 201 212 20 1
Fifth 201 212 20 1
Sixth 201 212 20 1
Seventh 201 212 20 1
eighth 27 23 3 0

Note: To win, a member must receive a majority of the votes cast for an individual, not counting “current” votes.

In the first vote, held on Tuesday, 19 House Republicans voted for a Republican other than Mr. McCarthy. On the second vote, those same 19 opposed it but rallied around Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, a founding member of the House’s ultraconservative Freedom Caucus. Mr. Jordan pleaded with his colleagues to support Mr. McCarthy, but all 19, plus one other Republican, voted for Mr. Jordan on the third ballot.

In Wednesday’s fourth, fifth and sixth rounds of voting, the same 20 Republicans voted for Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida, and one voted “present.” The House reconvened at noon Thursday to continue the vote.

How each MP voted

Members who vote differently from the majority of their party are highlighted.

A list of the votes of each representative during the vote of the Speaker of the House.


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