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Supreme Court’s Verdict on Racial Gerrymandering Appeal Hits Republicans

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On Monday, the Supreme Court dissolved the appeal citing the few districts from the maps drawn by the court being racially gerrymandering. The appeal which was filed by the Virginia’s Republican controlled House of Delegates resulted in the favor of the Democrats. With the verdict, it is believed that the Democrats will receive the benefit…

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Investigation Bears No Fruit, Ralph Northam still Amidst the Controversy

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Governor of Virginia and former officer in the US Army Medical Corps Ralph Northam has been facing severe criticism from the past couple of months due to a racist photo published on the page of his 1984 medical school yearbook. The photo, which consisted of two people one wearing a blackface and the other a…

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Ralph Northam Voids Two Bills To Provide Fair Chance To Colored Community

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Democrat Governor, Ralph Northam overruled two bills on Tuesday. The bills were to impose compulsory minimum sentences for repeated offenders accused of domestic abuse and killing police animals. This might be the first step to clear his marred image, despite receiving both criticism and support with annulling the bills. While Democratic Del. Kathleen Murphy presented…

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Ralph Northam Cancels Appearance at Fundraising Amid Protests

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Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia, had to cancel his appearance at a fundraising event of Democratic state MP to avoid protests. Following Northam’s confession of wearing a blackface during a dance contest in the 1980s, calls for his resignation have turned into widespread protests. Ralph Northam was expected to appear at the fundraising event of…

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Ralph Northam and 2 Democrats Attempt to Clear Their Names in Scandal

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Last updated on April 3rd, 2019Recently, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, Gov. Ralph Northam, and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax – top three Democrats of Virginia faced – twisted questions about their past behavior, which threatened their careers. The revelations left the state in a position of dilemma. Northam, whose name appeared in a scandal in…

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Virginia’s Late-term Abortions Bill Turns into a Political Issue

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On Wednesday, a debate on a late-term abortions bill in Virginia – favored by Democrats – turned into a key political issue, with President Donald Trump also being involved. The bill presented by the Democrats, sought to amend current abortions law, by allowing late-term abortions at any point during the pregnancy if the mother’s physical…

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2019 General Assembly Session: Lawmakers to work on Multiple Key Issues

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On January 9, the State lawmakers assembled at the Virginia Assembly House around noon, marking the first day of the 2019 General Assembly Session. All 140 representatives from the Commonwealth convened in Richmond to begin work on their legislative priorities. The lawmakers this year are expected to decide multiple key issues, including education spending, a…

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