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This is the result of all 15 votes for US House Speaker

More than a dozen ballots were needed for Kevin McCarthy to be elected.

Republican congressman Kevin McCarthy has been elected Speaker of the House in the US House of Representatives, following an unprecedented 15 different votes.


He replaces Democrat Nancy Pelosi after the GOP gained control of the House - but not the Senate - after November's midterm elections.

These were the full results, vote-by-vote:


First vote


DEM Hakeem Jefferies: 212

GOP Kevin McCarthy: 203

GOP Andy Biggs: 10

GOP Jim Jordan: 6

GOP Jim Banks: 1

GOP Byron Donalds: 1

GOP Lee Zeldin: 1


Second vote


DEM Hakeem Jefferies: 212

GOP Kevin McCarthy: 203

GOP Jim Jordan: 19


Third vote


DEM Hakeem Jefferies: 212

GOP Kevin McCarthy: 202

GOP Jim Jordan: 20


Fourth vote


DEM Hakeem Jefferies: 212

GOP Kevin McCarthy: 201

GOP Byron Donalds: 20


Fourth vote


DEM Hakeem Jefferies: 212

GOP Kevin McCarthy: 201

GOP Byron Donalds: 20

N/A Voted present: 1


Fifth vote


DEM Hakeem Jefferies: 212

GOP Kevin McCarthy: 201

GOP Byron Donalds: 20

N/A Voted present: 1


Sixth vote


DEM Hakeem Jefferies: 212

GOP Kevin McCarthy: 201

GOP Byron Donalds: 20

N/A Voted present: 1


Seventh vote


DEM Hakeem Jefferies: 212

GOP Kevin McCarthy: 201

GOP Byron Donalds: 19

GOP Donald Trump: 1

N/A Voted present: 1


Eighth vote


DEM Hakeem Jefferies: 212

GOP Kevin McCarthy: 201

GOP Byron Donalds: 17

GOP Kevin Hern: 2

GOP Donald Trump: 1

N/A Voted present: 1


Ninth vote


DEM Hakeem Jefferies: 212

GOP Kevin McCarthy: 200

GOP Byron Donalds: 17

GOP Kevin Hern: 3

N/A Voted present: 1

N/A Not voting: 1


Tenth vote


DEM Hakeem Jefferies: 212

GOP Kevin McCarthy: 200

GOP Byron Donalds: 13

GOP Kevin Hern: 7

N/A Voted present: 1

N/A Not voting: 1


Eleventh vote


DEM Hakeem Jefferies: 212

GOP Kevin McCarthy: 200

GOP Byron Donalds: 12

GOP Kevin Hern: 7

GOP Donald Trump: 1

N/A Voted present: 1

N/A Not voting: 1


Twelfth vote


GOP Kevin McCarthy: 213

DEM Hakeem Jefferies: 211

GOP Jim Jordan: 4

GOP Kevin Hern: 3

N/A Not voting: 3


Thirteenth vote


GOP Kevin McCarthy: 214

DEM Hakeem Jefferies: 212

GOP Jim Jordan: 6

N/A Not voting: 2


Fourteenth vote


GOP Kevin McCarthy: 216

DEM Hakeem Jefferies: 212

GOP Andy Biggs: 2

GOP Jim Jordan: 2

N/A Voted present: 2


Fifthteenth vote


GOP Kevin McCarthy: 216

DEM Hakeem Jefferies: 212

N/A Voted present: 6


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