Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: June 26, 2018
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Ofirah Yheskel,

Governor Northam Statement on Federal Court Redistricting Ruling

Federal court orders Virginia General Assembly to redraw eleven districts by October 30

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today released the following statement regarding a federal court ruling ordering the Virginia General Assembly to redraw eleven districts that are in violation of the United States Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause by October 30, 2018.

“My team and I are still reviewing the ruling, but this is good news for Virginia voters. This is an opportunity for us to continue the bipartisanship we’ve built in Richmond, and to draw districts that are fair, nonpartisan, and accurately represent every Virginian, no matter who they are or where they live.”

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