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Rift Opens Between Democrats As Scandal in Virginia Spreads

Feb 05, 2019 - The New York Times

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia plunged deeper into political turmoil Monday as Gov. Ralph Northam told aides he was not planning to step down, and his own lieutenant governor suggested Mr. Northam's supporters were behind an effort to smear him with claims of sexual assault to block his ascent if the governor resigned.

Dazed lawmakers arriving here for their legislative session said they did not know how much longer Mr. Northam would be governor or whether Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax would replace ...