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RICHMOND—Today Governor Ralph Northam issued the following statement regarding the outcome of today’s Virginia House of Delegates Privileges and Elections Committee meeting.
I was hopeful the General Assembly would be able to engage in a nonpartisan process to satisfy the court’s requirements and to produce a constitutional remedy, but I am left disappointed by today’s party-line vote to pass the majority’s partisan map. I’m convinced now more than ever that a nonpartisan process is necessary to draw a map that is fair and meets the court’s requirements.
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