Update: Carter Elected Speaker of Arkansas House

Update #2Rep. Davy Carter has defeated Rep. Terry Rice 52-45 in the Speaker’s race. Davy Carter is the Speaker-elect and will be the first Republican Speaker of the Arkansas House.

Update #1: Speaker-elect Darrin Williams not affirmed as next Speaker of the Arkansas House by a vote of 48 For, 49 Against. Speaker Robert Moore has now opened up the nominating process. The House will reconvene at 1:20 for further proceedings.

I’m live-tweeting the Arkansas House Speaker election now: www.twitter.com/nhhorton

You can watch the proceedings LIVE here: Arkansas House live feed

I will be updating this post throughout the day as results trickle in.


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