McCarthy falls short in first vote to be House speaker

Despite a Republican majority, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., failed to get the majority needed to win election as speaker of the House, receiving only 203 votes in the first ballot.

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[GAVEL BANGS]

- The House will be in order.

The tellers agree in their tallies that the total number of votes casts is 434, of which the honorable Hakeem Jeffries of the State of New York has received 212.

[CHEERING]

[GAVEL BANGS]

- Acclamations. Acclamations.

- The honorable Kevin McCarthy of the State of California has received 203.

[CHEERING]

The honorable Andy Biggs of the State of Arizona has received 10.

[APPLAUSE]

The honorable Jim Jordan of the State of Ohio has received six.

[APPLAUSE]

The honorable Jim Banks of the State of Indiana has received one.

[APPLAUSE]

The honorable Lee Zeldin of the State of New York has received one.

[APPLAUSE]

The honorable Byron Donalds of the State of Florida has received one.

[APPLAUSE]

No persons haven't received a majority of the whole number of votes cast by surname. A Speaker has not been elected.