The United States is still without a speaker of the House.

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Rep. Jim Jordan once again failed in his bid today. The Trump-endorsed extremist made no new ground from his failed attempt yesterday.

Via Politico’s Olivia Beavers, here’s the tally, including one random vote for Arkansas’s own Bruce Westerman!

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From CNN, here’s the state of play:

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During the first round of voting on Tuesday, 20 House Republicans voted against Jordan. On Wednesday, that number rose to 22, showing that the opposition against the candidate has grown. There were four new Republican votes against Jordan and two that flipped into his column. Given the narrow House GOP majority, Jordan can only afford to lose a handful of votes and the high number of votes against him puts the gavel far out of reach.

Rep. Steve Womack was again among the group of Republicans who voted against Jordan. Those “no” votes are asking for another vote “immediately,” with Womack joining that call. But the next vote will apparently wait until tomorrow. It took Kevin McCarthy 15 tries, after all.

Here’s Asa’s take:

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Even Jordan’s allies were giving gloomy predictions before the vote, so the continuing chaos is no surprise:

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There is talk of Democrats pushing an effort to elect the current interim Speaker, Rep. Patrick McHenry, though this might involve him technically continuing on an interim basis. McHenry, a Republican, is considered relatively more moderate.

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Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries has made no commitments on that front (and could ask for some concessions for Democratic votes), but said that at least many members in his caucus generally trust McHenry. They do not trust Jordan, he said.