The House Republican Conference has completed five rounds of balloting and Tom Emmer has emerged as the latest Speaker-designate. A recap of the balloting is included below.
The Conference must now decide when/whether to conduct a vote for electing the Speaker on the House floor. This will depend upon Emmer’s ability to shore up those who supported other candidates during the balloting. As part of this process, the Conference will now conduct a roll call vote (prior to a floor vote) to help identify potential hold-outs. To that end, five Members voted for others and one Member voted present on the fifth and final ballot.
A vote on the House floor this afternoon remains possible. We will keep you updated.
|Candidate||1st Ballot||2nd Ballot||3rd Ballot||4th Ballot||5th Ballot|