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The House without It’s Speaker

  As you are probably aware the position of speaker of the house representatives of the United States is currently vacant. In order to elect a new speaker there needs to be a consensus of 218 votes in favor for one person. As it’s standing now, there is a smaller group of votes in the Republican caucus  that has continuously refused to back the most popular republican candidate during each vote. The numbers vary, but so far none of them have been able to hit 218 on the floor.  Several different candidates have been offered and failed time and time again the most recent one of this writing being Tom Emmer from Minnesota, and although being from Minnesota - I am definitely biased in this regard, but I truly did think that Tom Emmer was the best choice of the floated options. The Republican caucus does not feel the same though, each new candidate getting less and less votes each time within the private conference. (They need 218 on the floor but 109 in the caucus I believe)  In my view, t