Tom Emmer Wins GOP Nomination For Speaker Of The House On Secret Ballot

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House Majority Whip Tom Emmer won the nomination for Speaker of the House on Tuesday after five rounds of votes.

Republicans were voting by secret ballot until they were able to get to a candidate who received a simple majority of the conference votes. After each round of votes, the member who received the lowest numbers was eliminated.

Candidates running had the option to drop out before each round of votes if they felt that they did not have enough support. 109 votes were needed to win.

Before the first round, there were seven GOP Republicans running for Speaker. Reps Tom Emmer, Mike Johnson, Byron Donald’s, Kevin Hern, Austin Scott, Jack Bergman and Pete Sessions. Sessions received the lowest amount of votes during the first round of votes and dropped out.

Bergman dropped out after the second round of votes, as he received the least amount of votes.

After the third round, Scott received the least amount of votes and dropped out of the race. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Kevin McCarthy To Give Nominating Speech For Jim Jordan Before Third Speaker Vote)

Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK) (R) and Rep. Mark Alford (R-MO) arrive to a House Republican candidates forum where congressmen who are running for Speaker of the House will present their platforms in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill on October 24, 2023 in Washington, DC. Members of the GOP conference will hear from the candidates who hope to succeed former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who was ousted on October 4 in a move led by a small group of conservative members of his own party. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

After the fourth vote, Hern dropped out of the race after receiving the least amount of votes. Donalds then voluntarily dropped out of the race. (RELATED: Jim Jordan Voted Out Of Race For House Speaker On Secret Ballot)

Emmer secured the majority of votes during the fifth vote.

House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan was voted out of the race for speaker of the House on Friday after failing to receive the necessary votes on three separate ballots. Jordan lost in a secret ballot vote 86-112.

(This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.)