For Immediate Release: September 27, 2018
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Ofirah Yheskel, Ofirah.Yheskel@governor.virginia.gov

Governor Northam Issues Statement on House Privileges and Elections Meeting

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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