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

After a historic eleven rounds of voting over three days, there’s nonetheless no speaker of the Home. Right here’s what you might need missed:

Spherical 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 next 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 forged their votes for Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.

Last vote rely:

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

Spherical Two

Jordan nominated McCarthy; Aguilar nominated Jeffries; and Gaetz nominated Jordan for the speaker of the Home place.

Last vote rely:

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

Spherical Three

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

Last vote rely:

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

Spherical 4

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

Last vote rely:

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

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

Spherical 5

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

Last vote rely:

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

Spartz voted “current.”

Spherical Six

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

Last vote rely:

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

Spartz voted “current.”

Spherical Seven

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

Last vote rely:

Spartz voted “current.”

Spherical Eight

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

Last vote rely:

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

Spartz voted “current.”

Spherical 9

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.

Last vote rely:

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

Spartz voted “current.”

Spherical Ten

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

Last vote rely:

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

Spartz voted “current.”

Spherical 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.

Last vote rely:

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

Spartz voted “current.”

Spherical Twelve

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

Last vote rely:

  • 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 complete of 218 votes is required to win the speakership.

This story will likely be up to date with extra outcomes.

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