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Democrats continue handing votes to Jeffries, who has long history of denying elections

Posted on AllSides January 4th, 2023
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As House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy struggles to garner the 218 required votes to obtain the speaker's gavel, Democrats are repeatedly delivering votes for incoming Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, who has a history of denying the legitimacy of elections.

The final tally in the fourth round of voting on Wednesday was 201 votes for McCarthy, 212 for Jeffries, 20 for Rep.-elect Byron Donalds, R-Fla., and Rep.-elect Victoria Spartz's lone "present" vote. All Democrats voted for Jeffries in the last five votes and no other Democrat has been nominated by the...

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