The Liberty Party House Conference is set to meet today to formally select their candidate for the upcoming Speaker election. Competing for the position are House Majority Leader Miranda O’Neal, a moderate party member, and Representative Wes Summerfield, a conservative firebrand. Although only two candidates have filed, it is tradition that candidacies be allowed to be declared from the floor and for an option for a write-in vote to be allowed.
To achieve a win in the first round of voting, a candidate must receive a majority of votes of the Conference. In this election, that number is 49 representatives. In the case that additional rounds are required, the bottom-most candidate from the previous round shall be eliminated from consideration and no new candidates shall be allowed to be fielded.
UPDATE 1: We can now report the results of the first round.
Miranda O’Neal: 44 votes
Wes Summerfield: 42 votes
Constantin Richelieu: 6 votes
Katniss Everdeen: 2 votes
Jonathan Madison: 2 votes
As no candidate achieved an outright majority of 49 votes, a second round will be required. Candidates for the second round will be Miranda O’Neal, Wes Summerfield, and Constantin Richelieu.
UPDATE 2: We can now report the results of the second round.
Miranda O’Neal: 46 votes
Wes Summerfield: 46 votes
Constantin Richelieu: 4 votes
As no candidate achieved an outright majority of 49 votes, a third round will be required. Candidates for the third round will be Miranda O’Neal and Wes Summerfield.
UPDATE 3: We can now report the results of the third and final round.
Wes Summerfield: 50 votes
Miranda O’Neal: 46 votes
Wes Summerfield has defeated Miranda O’Neal for the Liberty nomination for Speaker of the House of Representatives.
UPDATE 4: Conservative Party leader Kari Lyles congratulated Wes Summerfield on his victory and promised the support of the House Conservatives in the vote for Speaker that is scheduled for tomorrow. As such, this support will result in the election of Wes Summerfield as the Speaker of the Panem House of Representatives.
UPDATE 5: Following her defeat for the Speakership nomination, Miranda O’Neal announced her resignation as House Majority Leader to the Liberty Conference, triggering yet another election for today. Instead of fielding formal nominations, the process is instead currently underway. The results of the first round are as follows:
Brooklyn Howard: 48 votes
Miranda O’Neal: 23 votes
Reggie Garnet: 22 votes
Lexi Morse: 3 votes
UPDATE 6: The results of the second round of voting for House Majority Leader are as follows:
Brooklyn Howard: 71 votes
Miranda O’Neal: 22 votes
Representative Brooklyn Howard of the Capitol will be the next House Majority Leader and Leader of the House Liberty Party members.