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TheGreenPapers.com 12 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

12 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 45: Garden Grove City Council Member Kim Bernice Nguyen (Democratic) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 1: Mark Kenneth Hancock (Republican) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 1: Shantele R. Bennett (No Party Affiliation) - added; Matt Boswell (Democratic) - added; Rodenay "Rod" Joseph (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Gary L. Koniz (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Willie J. Montague (Republican) - added. House CD 11: Laura Loomer (Republican) - added. House CD 15: James Amburgey (Write-in) - added. House CD 21: Jeff Buongiorno (Republican) - added. House CD 23: Christine Scott (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 5: Dana Phillip Edwards (Republican) - added.


TheGreenPapers.com 25 January 2023 Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting concerning the waivers for the 2024 Presidential Primary pre-window states.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

On 2 December 2022, the Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee announced their recommendations for the pre-window 2024 Presidential Primary states:

  • South Carolina on Saturday 3 February 2024.
  • Nevada and New Hampshire on Tuesday 6 February.
  • Georgia on Tuesday 13 February.
  • Michigan on Tuesday 27 February.
  • The remaining states can begin on the 1st Tuesday in March (5 March) through the 2nd Tuesday in June (11 June).

By 5 January 2023, each of the early states must show that they are taking the necessary steps to meet the above dates.

The DNC RBC met virtually on Wednesday 25 January 2023 at 6p EST to vote on extending the New Hampshire and Georgia waiver compliance deadline. The deadlines were so extended 25-0 to 3 June 2023. South Carolina, Nevada, and Michigan have met the requirements.

The Democratic National Committee will hold its Winter 2023 meeting on 2-4 February 2023. The DNC members will vote re: ratifying the RBC's recommendations on the pre-window waivers for the 2024 presidential nominating calendar.

Democratic Timing Penalties and Bonuses.


TheGreenPapers.com 9 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

9 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: House CD 3: Member of Congress Stephen A. "Steve" Womack (Republican) - added as candidate.

California: House CD 6: Omba Kipuke (Democratic) - previously listed as Libertarian. House CD 47: Lori Kirkland Baker (Democratic) - added. House CD 51: Stan Caplan (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 12: Daniel Jackson (Democratic) - added.

Oklahoma: Senate Class 2: Senator Markwayne Mullin (Republican) - added as candidate.

Oregon: House CD 1: David Victor Allen (Independent) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 3: Elspeth Murday (Independent) - added.

Texas: House CD 26: Kelvin Leaphart (Democratic) - added.


TheGreenPapers.com 11 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

11 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Senate Class 1: Member of Congress Ruben Gallego (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Member of Congress Ruben Gallego (Democratic) - Open Seat.

California: House CD 30: Drew Michael Britton (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: Senate Class 1: Anthony James Tibby (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 6: Chris Hyser (Republican) - added.

New Hampshire: House CD 2: Jason Riddle (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 3: Nassau County Legislator Joshua A. "Josh" Lafazan (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Raulito Martinez (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 1: Zachariah Manning (Democratic) - added.

Washington: Senate Class 1: David Ishii (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 9.

West Virginia: Secretary of State: Steven Harris (Republican) - added.


TheGreenPapers.com 6 changes to the 2023 candidate list. 5 updates to the 2022 candidate list. 10 updates to the 2022 popular vote.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

6 changes to the 2023 candidate list:

California: House CD 28: Robert George Lucero, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 47: Dom Jones (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: House CD 2: Elgin "Eli" Woody, IV (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: Secretary of State: Brandon Trosclair (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 1: Austin H. Anderson (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 36: Jonathan Andrew Mitchell (Republican) - added.

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5 updates to the 2022 candidate list:

Arizona: Attorney General: Samantha Severson (Write-in [Libertarian]) - removed. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Patrick L. Finerd (Write-in [Republican]) - removed.

Missouri: House CD 7: Write-in (Write-in) - removed. Auditor: Write-in (Write-in) - removed.

Washington: Senate Class 3: Destiny Archer (Republican) - removed.

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10 updates to the 2022 popular vote:

Arizona: Attorney General, Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Massachusetts: Governor, House CD 9, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Attorney General, Treasurer and Receiver-General, Auditor.

New York: House CD 19 Special, House CD 23 Special.


TheGreenPapers.com 13 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

13 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 13: Member of Congress John S. Duarte (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 30: Ben Savage (Democratic) - added. House CD 38: Eric J. Ching (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 3: state Senator Andy Zay (Republican) - added.

Mississippi: Governor: Governor Tate Reeves (Republican) - added as candidate; Gregory Wash (Democratic) - added; John Witcher (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann (Republican) - added as candidate; Shane Quick (Republican) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Lynn Fitch (Republican) - added as candidate. Treasurer: Treasurer David McRae (Republican) - added as candidate. Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce: Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson (Republican) - added as candidate. Commissioner of Insurance: Insurance Commissioner Michael Jackson "Mike" Chaney (Republican) - added as candidate.


TheGreenPapers.com 2024 Democratic and Republican Delegate Allocation Update (per 2022 election results)
by Tony Roza

The Democratic Convention has now a total of 3,770 pledged delegate votes with 1,886 needed to nominate on the 1st ballot and a total of 4,523 pledged + unpledged delegate votes with 2,262 needed to nominate on any ballot.

  • Alaska changed: +1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 19 delegate votes.
  • Arizona changed: -1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 86 delegate votes.
  • California changed: -2 unpledged PLEO delegates. Total: 496 delegate votes.
  • Colorado changed: +1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 87 delegate votes.
  • Florida changed: -2 unpledged PLEO delegates. Total: 251 delegate votes.
  • Georgia changed: -1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 124 delegate votes.
  • Illinois changed: +1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 177 delegate votes.
  • Iowa changed: -1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 46 delegate votes.
  • Louisiana changed: -1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 54 delegate votes.
  • Maine changed: +1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 33 delegate votes.
  • Maryland changed: +1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 103 delegate votes.
  • Massachusetts changed: +1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 117 delegate votes.
  • Nevada changed: -1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 50 delegate votes.
  • New Jersey changed: -1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 127 delegate votes.
  • New Mexico changed: +1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 41 delegate votes.
  • New York changed: -4 unpledged PLEO delegates. Total: 259 delegate votes.
  • North Carolina changed: +2 unpledged PLEO delegates. Total: 132 delegate votes.
  • Ohio changed: +1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 143 delegate votes.
  • Pennsylvania changed: +1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 174 delegate votes.
  • Tennessee changed: -1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 70 delegate votes.
  • Texas changed: +1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 275 delegate votes.
  • Vermont changed: +1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 25 delegate votes.
  • Virginia changed: -2 unpledged PLEO delegates. Total: 119 delegate votes.
  • Washington changed: +1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 111 delegate votes.
  • Wisconsin changed: -1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 87 delegate votes.

The Republican Convention has now a total of 2,467 delegates with 1,234 needed to nominate.

  • Alabama changed: +1 U.S. Senate bonus delegate. Total: 49 delegates.
  • Alaska changed: +1 U.S. Senate bonus delegate. Total: 28 delegates.
  • Arizona changed: +1 U.S. House bonus delegate. Total: 43 delegates.
  • Arkansas changed: +1 Gubernatorial bonus delegate, +1 U.S. Senate bonus delegate. Total: 40 delegates.
  • Florida changed: +1 U.S. Senate bonus delegate. Total: 125 delegates.
  • Georgia changed: +1 Gubernatorial bonus delegate. Total: 59 delegates.
  • Idaho changed: +1 Gubernatorial bonus delegate, +1 U.S. Senate bonus delegate. Total: 32 delegates.
  • Indiana changed: +1 U.S. Senate bonus delegate. Total: 58 delegates.
  • Iowa changed: +1 Gubernatorial bonus delegate, +1 U.S. Senate bonus delegate. Total: 40 delegates.
  • Kansas changed: +1 U.S. Senate bonus delegate. Total: 39 delegates.
  • Kentucky changed: +1 U.S. Senate bonus delegate. Total: 46 delegates.
  • Louisiana changed: +1 U.S. Senate bonus delegate. Total: 46 delegates.
  • Missouri changed: +1 U.S. Senate bonus delegate. Total: 54 delegates.
  • Nebraska changed: +1 Gubernatorial bonus delegate. Total: 36 delegates.
  • Nevada changed: +1 Gubernatorial bonus delegate. Total: 26 delegates.
  • North Carolina changed: +1 U.S. Senate bonus delegate. Total: 75 delegates.
  • North Dakota changed: +1 U.S. Senate bonus delegate. Total: 29 delegates.
  • Ohio changed: +1 Gubernatorial bonus delegate, +1 U.S. Senate bonus delegate. Total: 78 delegates.
  • Oklahoma changed: +1 Gubernatorial bonus delegate, +1 U.S. Senate bonus delegate. Total: 43 delegates.
  • South Carolina changed: +1 Gubernatorial bonus delegate, +1 U.S. Senate bonus delegate. Total: 50 delegates.
  • South Dakota changed: +1 Gubernatorial bonus delegate, +1 U.S. Senate bonus delegate. Total: 29 delegates.
  • Tennessee changed: +1 Gubernatorial bonus delegate. Total: 58 delegates.
  • Texas changed: +1 Gubernatorial bonus delegate. Total: 162 delegates.
  • Utah changed: +1 U.S. Senate bonus delegate. Total: 40 delegates.
  • Virginia changed: +1 Gubernatorial bonus delegate, +1 one legislative chamber bonus delegate. Total: 48 delegates.
  • Wisconsin changed: +1 U.S. Senate bonus delegate. Total: 41 delegates.
  • Wyoming changed: +1 Gubernatorial bonus delegate. Total: 29 delegates.

TheGreenPapers.com 10 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

10 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 4: Kelly Cooper (Republican) - added.

California: Senate Class 1: Roxanne Elizabeth Lawler (Republican) - added. House CD 30: G. Maebe Pudlo (Democratic) - added. House CD 47: state Senator Dave Min (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: Governor: state Representative Richard James Nelson (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 5: Bryan Trouten (Republican) - added.

New York: Senate Class 1: Calvin Job Driggers (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: Governor: Attorney General Joshua Harold "Josh" Stein (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Joshua Harold "Josh" Stein (Democratic) - Open Office.

Puerto Rico: Resident Commissioner to the House of Representatives: Pablo Jose Hernandez Rivera (Democratic) - added.


TheGreenPapers.com 5 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPaper's Staff

5 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 4: David Victor Giles (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 30: Joshua "Josh" Bocanegra (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for Senate Class 1.

Indiana: Senate Class 1: Member of Congress James E. "Jim" Banks (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Member of Congress James E. "Jim" Banks (Republican) - Open Seat.

Texas: Senate Class 1: John Berman (Republican) - added.


TheGreenPapers.com 13 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

13 changes to the candidate list:

California: Senate Class 1: Zakaria Mohamed Kortam (Republican) - added. House CD 13: Angelina Rosario Sigala (Democratic) - added. House CD 30: Josh Bocanegra (Democratic) - added; Assembly Member Laura Friedman (Democratic) - added; Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education Member Nicholas "Nick" Melvoin (Democratic) - added. House CD 32: Geoffrey "Geoff" Wolfe (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 14: Krystal Dorey (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 3: Chandler Likes (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: Governor: state Senator Sharon Hewitt (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 2: Michael A. Murphy (Republican) - added.

Ohio: Senate Class 1: state Senator Matt Dolan (Republican) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 1: Carlos Emmanuel Garza (Republican) - added. House CD 12: Ryan Joshua Catala (Republican) - added.


TheGreenPapers.com 11 changes to the candidate list. Calendar Update
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

12 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 7: Member of Congress Terrycina Andrea "Terri" Sewell (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Indiana: House CD 6: Member of Congress Gregory J. "Greg" Pence (Republican) - added as candidate.

Louisiana: House CD 2: Member of Congress Troy A. Carter, Sr. (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Massachusetts: House CD 1: Chase Walker (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 1: Bob Lorinser (Democratic) - added.

Mississippi: Governor: Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: Senate Class 2: Senator Pete Ricketts (Republican) - On 12 January 2023, Governor J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts (Republican) appointed Pete Ricketts (Republican) to fill the vacant seat of Senator Benjamin E. "Ben" Sasse (Republican).

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. Senate is now 49 Republicans, 48 Democrats, and 3 Independents.

New York: House CD 19: Joe Cerullo (Democratic) - added; Hal Stewart (Independent) - added.

Washington: House CD 3: Joe Kent (Republican) - added. House CD 9: David Ishii (Democratic) - added.

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Calendar Update


TheGreenPapers.com 3 changes to the 2023 candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

3 changes to the 2023 candidate list:

Mississippi: Secretary of State: Shuwaski Young (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: Governor: Secretary of State Andrew "Mac" Warner (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Andrew "Mac" Warner (Republican) - Open Office.


TheGreenPapers.com 4 changes to the 2022 candidate list. 1 change to the 2022 popular vote.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

4 changes to the 2022 candidate list:

Tennessee: Governor: Curtis Carney (Write-in) - added; Stephen C. Maxwell (Write-in) - added; Kameron Parker Scott (Write-in) - added; Lemichael D. Wilson (Write-in) - added.

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1 change to the 2022 popular vote:

Tennessee: Governor.


TheGreenPapers.com 12 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

12 changes to the candidate list:

California: Senate Class 1: Member of Congress Katherine "Katie" Porter (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Mark Horowitz (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 47: Member of Congress Katherine "Katie" Porter (Democratic) - Open Seat - candidate for Senate Class 1; former state Assembly Member Scott Baugh (Republican) - added; former Member of Congress Harley Rouda (Democratic) - added.

Mississippi: House CD 1: Member of Congress John Trent "Trent" Kelly (Republican) - added as candidate. Auditor of Public Accounts: Auditor of Public Accounts Shadrack "Shad" White (Republican) - added as candidate.

North Carolina: House CD 5: Member of Congress Virginia Ann Foxx (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 8: Member of Congress James Daniel "Dan" Bishop (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 11: Member of Congress Charles Marion "Chuck" Edwards (Republican) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 5: Member of Congress Mary Gay Scanlon (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Texas: House CD 3: Member of Congress Keith Alan Self (Republican) - added as candidate.


TheGreenPapers.com 14 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

14 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Senate Class 1: Senator Kyrsten Sinema (Independent) - previously listed as Democratic - 3 January 2023: Switched party affiliation to Independent. House CD 1: Andrew Horne (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 6: Omba Kipuke (Libertarian) - added.

Florida: House CD 7: Kristofer "KrisSteven" Lawson (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: Governor: Treasurer John M. Schroder, Sr. (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Stuart Bishop (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; former state Senator Elbert Guillory (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Lieutenant Governor William "Billy" Nungesser (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Governor; state Representative Clay Schexnayder (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Treasurer: Treasurer John M. Schroder, Sr. (Republican) - Open Office - Candidate for Governor.

Michigan: Senate Class 1: Jacquise A. Purifoy (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 20: Alexander Dubois (Republican) - added; John Locke (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 13: former Mayor of Brooksville, Oklahoma Keith Davenport (Independent) - added.

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Belated update: The Partisan Composition of the U.S. Senate is now 48 Republicans, 48 Democrats, 3 Independents, and 1 vacant seat (Nebraska Senate Class 2).


TheGreenPapers.com 21 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

21 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 7: Member of Congress Doris K. Matsui (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 23: Matthew Favro (Democratic) - added. House CD 40: Member of Congress Young Kim (Republican) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 8: Member of Congress William "Bill" Posey (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 11: Member of Congress Daniel "Dan" Webster (Republican) - added as candidate.

Kentucky (filing has closed for the Tuesday 16 May 2023 Primary): Governor: Brian Bush (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Peppy Martin (Democratic) - added; Dennis Ray Ormerod (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: former Erlanger City Council Member Stephen L. Knipper (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Garrand County Attorney Mark H. Metcalf (Republican) - added.

Maryland: Senate Class 1: Robin Ficker (Republican) - added.

Missouri: Senate Class 1: December Harmon (Democratic) - added; David Curtis Jefferson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Lucas Kunce (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: Senate Class 2: Senator Benjamin E. "Ben" Sasse (Republican) - Vacant Office - On 5 December 2022, Senator Sasse submitted his resignation effective 8 January 2023. Governor Jim Pillen (Republican) will appointment a replacement Senator.

Nevada: House CD 4: David Flippo (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 3: Nikki Maurice Nixon (Republican) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 6: Robert Christian "Christian" Castelli (Republican) - added.

Utah: House CD 2: Member of Congress Chris Stewart (Republican) - added as candidate.

Vermont: Senate Class 1: Cris Ericson (Independent) - added.

Virginia: House CD 8: Heerak Christian Kim (Republican) - added.

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The Partisan Composition of the U.S. Senate is now 49 Democrats, 48 Republicans, 2 Independents, and 1 vacant seat (Nebraska Senate Class 2).


TheGreenPapers.com Friday 6 January 2023: balloting for a fourth day; after four more ballots, Kevin McCarthy [Republican, of California] is elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Members-elect of the United States House of Representatives were gaveled into session at 12:00 PM EST [1700 GMT], Friday 6 January 2023, again by outgoing Clerk of the House Cheryl L. Johnson.

Prior to a Twelfth Ballot for Speaker of the House of Representatives, Kevin O. McCarthy of California [Republican], and Hakeem S. Jeffries of New York [Democrat], were once more formally nominated for Speaker of the House-- joined, on this ballot, by formal nominations for Republican Members of Congress James D. Jordan of Ohio, and Kevin R. Hern of Oklahoma (both of whom, nonetheless, had consistently voted- as they would continue to do- for Mr. McCarthy on all ballots). On this ballot, Mr. McCarthy received 213 votes (the first time he had led on a ballot), Mr. Jeffries 211, Mr. Jordan 4 and Mr. Hern 3; no vote was cast for someone other than these formally nominated candidates for Speaker, and no Member-elect voted 'Present'. 431 of all 434 possible votes thus having actually been cast for Speaker, and no candidate for Speaker having attained a Majority of the same (216), a Thirteenth Ballot for Speaker was thereby necessitated (the most since a Speaker election in the 16th Congress).

On this 13th Ballot, only Mr. McCarthy and Mr. Jeffries were formally nominated, and the results were 214 for Mr. McCarthy, 212 for Mr. Jeffries, with 6 votes for Mr. Jordan (who had not been formally nominated for Speaker): 432 of all 434 possible votes thus having actually been cast for Speaker on this ballot, and no candidate for Speaker having attained a Majority of the same (217), a 14th Ballot was thereby necessitated but, before that ballot could be held, a motion to adjourn the House was entertained and, after an apparently closely divided vote viva voce on the motion, the Yeas and Nays were ordered and the motion carried by a vote of 220-212. As a result, at 3:39 PM EST [2039 GMT], the House adjourned until later that evening.

After the House reconvened at 10:02 PM EST [0302 GMT], there was a Fourteenth Ballot on which, again, only Mr. McCarthy and Mr. Jeffries were formally nominated; as a result of this ballot, the results were 216 for McCarthy, 212 for Jeffries, with 2 votes for Mr. Jordan and 2 votes for Member of Congress Andrew S. Biggs of Arizona [Republican], and 2 Members-elect voting 'Present': 432 of all 434 possible votes thus having actually been cast for Speaker on this ballot, and no candidate for Speaker having attained a Majority of the same (217), a 15th Ballot was thereby necessitated but, before that ballot could be held, a motion to adjourn the House was entertained and, after an apparently closely divided vote viva voce on the motion, the Yeas and Nays were ordered and (after some confusion, as a significant number of Members-elect originally voting 'Aye' thereafter changed their votes to 'Nay'), the motion failed of adoption by a vote of 155-279.

Thus, there was to be an immediate Fifteenth Ballot on which, yet again, only Mr. McCarthy and Mr. Jeffries were formally nominated; as a result of this ballot, the results were 216 for McCarthy, 212 for Jeffries, and 6 Members-elect voting 'Present': 428 of 434 possible votes thus having actually been cast for Speaker and Kevin McCarthy's 216 being a majority of said 428, Mr. McCarthy was thereby elected to that post on this ballot.

Newly elected Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy later answered affirmatively to the following Oath:

  • Do you solemnly swear (or affirm) that you will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter?
before administering the same Oath (and in the same manner) to the assembled newly elected (or re-elected) members of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 118th Congress en masse as well.


TheGreenPapers.com Thursday 5 January 2023: balloting for a third day (five more ballots all told) yet again fails to elect a Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Members-elect of the United States House of Representatives were gaveled into session at 12:01 PM EST [1701 GMT], Thursday 5 January 2023, once more by outgoing Clerk of the House Cheryl L. Johnson.

Prior to a Seventh Ballot for Speaker of the House of Representatives, Kevin O. McCarthy of California [Republican], Hakeem S. Jeffries of New York [Democrat], and Byron L. Donalds of Florida [Republican] were yet again formally nominated for Speaker of the House. On this ballot, Mr. Jeffries received 212 votes, Mr. McCarthy 201, and Mr. Donalds 19; in addition, 1 vote was cast for someone other than these formally nominated candidates for Speaker (this being former President of the United States Donald J. Trump, Sr.)-- and, yet again, 1 Member-elect voted 'Present'. 433 of all 434 possible votes thus having actually been cast for Speaker (the voting 'Present', again, not counting as having voted), and no candidate for Speaker having attained a Majority of the same (217), an Eighth Ballot for Speaker was thereby necessitated.

On this 8th Ballot, the results were 212 for Mr. Jeffries, 201 for Mr.McCarthy, and 17 for Mr. Donalds, with 2 votes for Member of Congress Kenneth R. Hern [Republican] of Oklahoma and 1 vote again for former President Trump (neither of whom had been formally nominated for Speaker), and 1 Member-elect voting 'Present', thereby necessitating a 9th Ballot on which-- in addition to Mr. McCarthy, Mr. Jeffries, and Mr. Donalds-- Mr. Hern was also (for the first time) formally nominated for Speaker; as a result of this ballot, the results were 212 for Jeffries, 200 for McCarthy, 17 for Donalds, and 3 for Kern, with 1 Member-elect again having voted 'Present'. 432 of all 434 possible votes thus having actually been cast for Speaker on this 9th Ballot, and no candidate for Speaker having attained a Majority of the same (217), an Tenth Ballot for Speaker was thereby necessitated (surpassing the number back in 1923, thus making this election for Speaker of the House in the 118th Congress the one with the most Ballots held since before the Civil War).

On this 10th Ballot, the results were 212 for Mr. Jeffries, 200 for Mr.McCarthy, 13 for Mr. Donalds, and 7 for Mr. Hern (with, once more, 1 Member-elect voting 'Present'), thereby necessitating an 11th Ballot, on which-- besides Mr. McCarthy, Mr. Jeffries, and Mr. Hern-- former President Donald J. Trump, Sr. was also formally nominated; the results of this ballot were 212 for Jeffries, 200 for McCarthy, 7 for Hern, 1 for Trump-- 12 votes were also cast for Mr. Donalds (who was not formally nominated for this particular ballot) and, once more, 1 Member-elect voted 'Present'.

A 12th Ballot was, thereby, necessitated-- thus tying this current Speaker election for 5th longest series of balloting in History (with that back in 1820)-- but, before that ballot could be held, a motion to adjourn the House was entertained and, after an apparently closely divided vote viva voce on the motion, the Yeas and Nays were ordered and the motion carried by a vote of 219-213. As a result, at 8:07 PM EST [0107 GMT], the House adjourned until the following day.


TheGreenPapers.com 6 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

6 changes to the candidate list:

Kentucky: Governor: Jacob Clark (Republican) - added; Brian Hockensmith (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Clint Johnson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Anthony "Tony" Moore (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Michigan: Senate Class 1: Senator Debbie Stabenow (Democratic) - Open Seat - 5 January 2023: "... I am announcing ... that I will not seek re-election and will leave ... at the end of my term on January 3, 2025 .... "

North Carolina: Commissioner of Labor: state Representative Jon Hardister (Republican) - added.


TheGreenPapers.com Wednesday 4 January 2023: a second day of balloting (and three more ballots) again fails to elect a Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Members-elect of the United States House of Representatives were gaveled into session at 12:01 PM EST [1701 GMT], Wednesday 4 January 2023, again by outgoing Clerk of the House Cheryl L. Johnson (who holds the Chair so long as no Speaker has been elected).

Prior to a Fourth Ballot for Speaker of the House of Representatives, former (in the previous Congress) Minority Leader Kevin O. McCarthy of California [Republican], and incoming presumptive Minority Leader Hakeem S. Jeffries of New York [Democrat], were again formally nominated for Speaker of the House; and (instead of Mr. Jordan) were joined by a formal nomination of Member of Congress Byron L. Donalds of Florida [Republican] (the first time in History, by the way, that two African-Americans [Mr. Donalds and Mr. Jeffries] have been formally nominated for Speaker). On this ballot, Mr. Jeffries received 212 votes, Mr. McCarthy 201, and Mr. Donalds 20; no votes were cast for anyone other than these formally nominated candidates for Speaker-- however, 1 Member-elect voted 'Present'.

433 of all 434 possible votes thus having actually been cast for Speaker (voting 'Present' is effectively an abstention that does not count as a vote having been cast), and no candidate for Speaker having attained a Majority of the same (217), a Fifth Ballot for Speaker was thereby necessitated.

On this 5th Ballot, the results were precisely the same as on the previous one (212 for Mr. Jeffries, 201 for Mr.McCarthy, 20 for Mr. Donalds, with 1 Member-elect voting 'Present'), thereby necessitating a 6th Ballot on which the results were again the same (212-201-20 for the formally nominated candidates in the same order, with 1 Member-elect again having voted 'Present').

A 7th Ballot was thereby necessitated but, before that ballot could be held, a motion to adjourn the House was entertained, and approved viva voce. As a result, at 4:35 PM EST [2135 GMT], the U.S. House of Representatives adjourned until later that evening.

After the House reconvened at 8:01 PM EST [0101 GMT], a motion to adjourn was immediately entertained and, after an apparently closely divided vote viva voce on the motion, the Yeas and Nays were ordered and the motion carried by a vote of 216-214. Accordingly, at 8:25 PM EST [0125 GMT], the House adjourned until the following day.


TheGreenPapers.com 6 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

6 changes to the candidate list:

Kentucky: Governor: Geoffrey M. "Geoff" Young (Democratic) - added. Auditor of Public Accounts: Derek Petteys (Republican) - added. Commissioner of Agriculture: Sierra J. Enlow (Democratic) - added; Mikael Malone (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: Governor: state Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: Senate Class 1: Allen Waters (Democratic) - added.


TheGreenPapers.com Tuesday 3 January 2023: the 118th CONGRESS of the United States convenes; three consecutive ballots fail to elect a Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES initially consists of 222 Republicans, 212 Democrats, and 1 seat that is currently vacant [that from VIRGINIA's 4th Congressional District, re: which Member of Congress Aston Donald "Donald" McEachin (Democrat) died in office following his re-election to the House].

The UNITED STATES SENATE initially consists of 49 Republicans, 48 Democrats, and 3 Independents (all of whom are caucusing with the Democrats, giving that party a working Majority in this chamber of Congress).


The United States Senate was called to order by Vice President of the United States Kamala D. Harris, in her capacity as constitutional President of the Senate, at 12:01 PM EST [1701 GMT], Tuesday 3 January 2023.

34 newly elected (or re-elected) Class 3 United States Senators were chosen for full six-year terms (beginning today, 3 January 2023) in the most recent [2022] Federal Elections, along with one Class 2 United States Senator chosen in a Special Senate Election to fill an unexpired term (ending at Noon on 3 January 2027)-- a total of 35 of the 100 members of the Senate all told: of these, 34 were sworn in at the dais in groups of four presenting themselves before the Vice President (all except Senator James Lankford [R-Oklahoma], who was likewise sworn in at another time), and all answered in the affirmative to the requisite Oath of Office posed as the following question:

  • Do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter?

Following a preceding pro forma session (gaveled into session by outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy D. Pelosi [D-California], and held in order to formally adjourn the outgoing 117th Congress sine die at 11:57 AM EST [1657 GMT]), the United States House of Representatives of the 118th Congress of the United States was first gaveled into session at 12:01 PM EST [1701 GMT], Tuesday 3 January 2023, by outgoing Clerk of the House Cheryl L. Johnson.

Prior to the First Ballot for Speaker of the House of Representatives, former (in the previous Congress) Minority Leader Kevin O. McCarthy of California [Republican], incoming presumptive Minority Leader Hakeem S. Jeffries of New York [Democrat], and Member of Congress Andrew S. Biggs of Arizona [Republican], were each formally nominated for Speaker of the House. On this ballot, Mr. Jeffries received 212 votes, Mr. McCarthy 203, and Mr. Biggs 10; no Member of Congress other these three had their names formally placed in nomination for Speaker of the House; nonetheless, 9 other votes for Speaker were scattered among 4 others: 6 votes were cast for Member of Congress James D. Jordan [Republican] of Ohio; and there were also votes cast for Member of Congress James E. Banks [Republican] of Indiana, Member of Congress Byron L. Donalds [Republican] of Florida, and former Member of Congress Lee M. Zeldin [Republican], each of whom received 1 vote.

434 of all 434 possible votes thus having actually been cast for Speaker, and no candidate for Speaker having attained a Majority of the same (218), a Second Ballot for Speaker was thereby necessitated (for only the 15th time in the history of the Congress of the United States, and only the second time since the American Civil War [the last time being in December 1923 re: the 68th Congress]).

Prior to the Second Ballot for Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. McCarthy [Republican], Mr. Jeffries [Democrat] were again formally nominated for Speaker of the House; and (instead of Mr. Biggs) were joined by a formal nomination of Member of Congress James D. Jordan of Ohio [Republican] (this last despite Mr. Jordan himself having nominated Mr. McCarthy prior to this very ballot). On this ballot, Mr. Jeffries again received 212 votes, Mr. McCarthy again received 203, and Mr. Jordan received 19; no votes were cast for anyone other than the formally nominated candidates for Speaker. 434 of all 434 possible votes thus having actually been cast for Speaker, and no candidate for Speaker having, again, attained a Majority of the same (218), a Third Ballot for Speaker was thereby necessitated.

Prior to the Third Ballot for Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. McCarthy [Republican], Mr. Jeffries [Democrat], and Mr. Jordan [Republican] were again formally nominated for Speaker of the House. On this ballot, Mr. Jeffries again received 212 votes, Mr. McCarthy received 202, and Mr. Jordan received 20; no votes were cast for anyone other than the formally nominated candidates for Speaker. 434 of all 434 possible votes thus having actually been cast for Speaker, and no candidate for Speaker having, again, attained a Majority of the same (218), a Fourth Ballot for Speaker was thereby necessitated.

Before that ballot could be held, however, a motion to adjourn the House was entertained, and approved viva voce. Thereby, the U.S. House of Representatives adjourned until the following day at 5:27 PM EST [2227 GMT].


TheGreenPapers.com 3 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

3 changes to the candidate list:

North Dakota: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Tammy Miller (Republican) - added. Former Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford (Republican), who was first elected in 2016 and re-elected in 2020, announced his resignation effective 2 January 2023. Governor Doug Burgum (Republican)'s Chief Operating Officer, Tammy Miller, will ascend to the chair.

Oklahoma: Senate Class 2: Former Member of Congress and now Senator Markwayne Mullin (Republican) was elected in a 8 November 2022 Special Election to fill the (impending) vacancy caused by the 2 January 2023 retirement of Senator James M. "Jim" Inhofe (Republican).

Pennsylvania: Attorney General: Michelle Henry (Democratic) becomes acting Attorney General. She will have to be confirmed by the state Senate. Caused by Attorney General Joshua D. "Josh" Shapiro (Democratic) election as Pennsylvania Governor on 8 November 2022.


TheGreenPapers.com Correction of a earlier posting: Brent Sanford (Republican) resigned as North Dakota (ND) Lieutenant Governor-- not North Carolina (NC).
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

 

TheGreenPapers.com 2023 Updates to The Green Papers Worldwide
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff


TheGreenPapers.com 16 changes to the candidate list. ND Lt Gov Brent Sanford (R) and OK Senator Jim Inhofe (R) resign.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

16 changes to the candidate list:

California: Senate Class 1: David Peterson (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Jason Seth Kassel (Democratic) - added. House CD 17: Ritesh Tandon (Republican) - added. House CD 32: Raji Rab (Democratic) - added. House CD 47: Brian Burley (Republican) - added. House CD 48: former Santee Council Member Stephen Houlahan (Democratic) - added. House CD 51: Barrett Holman Leak (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: House CD 8: Randi McCallian (Democratic) - added.

New York: Senate Class 1: Reece Wright McDonald (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

North Dakota: Senate Class 1: Katrina Christiansen (Democratic) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford (Republican) - Vacant Office - On 20 December 2022, he announced his resignation effective 2 January 2023. Governor Doug Burgum (Republican)'s Chief Operating Officer, Tammy Miller, will fill the vacancy. "Serving the citizens of North Dakota as lieutenant governor has been the honor of a lifetime, and this was not an easy decision...."

Ohio: House CD 4: Tamie Wilson (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: David Esrati (Democratic) - added.

Oklahoma: Senate Class 2: Senator James M. "Jim" Inhofe (Republican) - On 8 November 2022, Member of Congress Markwayne Mullin (Republican, CD 2) won the Senatorial Special Election and will fill the seat. The term ends in 2027.

Oregon: House CD 2: Joseph Frederick "Joe" Yetter, III (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 10: Eric Mahaffy (Democratic) - added.


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