Jim Jordan fails to secure House speakership as House moves to third ballot Thursday

(Washington, DC) – The battle for House Speaker continues into its third round today.

On Wednesday, Rep. Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio, fell short of the 217 votes needed to secure the seat as House speaker, according to Newsmax. 199 Republicans supported Jordan. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-New York) received 212 votes.

Most notably, six Republicans changed their votes from Tuesday’s ballot. Four of them previously supported Jordan. Two others – who previously did not support Jordan – voted in his favor.