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AG Mark Herring Argues Petition for Writ of Mandamus re: Constitutional Amendment Ballot Language Should Be Dismissed for Three Main Reasons

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See here and below (highlights) for Attorney General Mark Herring’s response, in the Supreme Court of Virginia, to the “verified petition for writ of mandamus and/or prohibition” by Paul Goldman against the State Board of Elections, re: what Goldman believes to be misleading ballot language to the 2020 Virginia redistricting amendment. What AG Mark Herring argues is that the petition should be dismissed for three main reasons: 1) “Petitioner lacks standing to challenge the ballot language”; 2) “Neither mandamus nor prohibition is an appropriate vehicle for relief here”; and 3) “The General Assembly has broad discretion to select ballot language.” Presumably, the Supreme Court will be deciding this quickly, as time is certainly of the essence right now, with voting in Virginia set to start in just two weeks. So stay tuned…

(h/t: Activate Virginia)