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The voting is still ongoing, but Rep. John Boehner has cleared a majority and is the speaker of the House with, at present, 241 votes.

Meanwhile, there have been at least 19 defections from Nancy Pelosi on the Democratic side. By one count: Pelosi defections: eleven votes for Heath Shuler of North Carolina; two votes for John Lewis of Georgia; one vote each for Dennis Cardoza of California, Costa of California, Cooper of Tennessee,  Kaptur of Ohio, and Hoyer of Maryland.. Also, one ‘present’ vote.

UPDATE: With 432 voting: Boehner 241, Pelosi 173, other/present/not voting 21



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