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Northam Delivers 14,000 Signatures Urging McDonnell to Veto GOP Redistricting

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Richmond, VA-Today Dr. Ralph Northam, a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, delivered more than 14,000 petitions gathered by his campaign to Governor Bob McDonnell, to urge the Governor to veto the mid-decade redistricting bill, should it end up on his desk.

“This powergrab puts 46% of Virginians in a new district and is nothing more than an effort to pass a radical agenda that the majority of Virginians do not want,” said Northam. “The Senate should be the place where both parties come together to find solutions-not the place where one side will stop at nothing to mandate things like a medically unnecessary ultrasound for Virgina’s women. It’s borderline corruption, and I urge the Governor to listen to his constituents and veto the bill, if it ends up on his desk.”