Despite gaining votes on the 12th ballot, still no speakership victory for McCarthy

House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy gained 14 votes from the previous ballot in his bid to be elected speaker of the House, but he still fell short of the total needed to win the post.

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CHERYL JOHNSON: The tellers agree in their tallies that the total number of votes cast is 431, of which the honorable Kevin McCarthy of the state of California has received 213.


The honorable Hakeem Jeffries of the state of New York has received 211.


The honorable Jim Jordan of the state of Ohio has received four. The honorable Kevin Hern of the state of Oklahoma has received three. No member elect having received a majority of the votes cast, the speaker has not been elected.