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Virginia's lieutenant governor denounces 'smear' allegation

Feb 05, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Protesters in Richmond on Monday urged Governor Ralph Northam to resign over charges of past racist behavior.

RICHMOND — Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax of Virginia on Monday emphatically denied a woman's claim that he sexually assaulted her in 2004, suggesting that Governor Ralph Northam's supporters were trying to block his ascent to the governorship at a moment Northam is besieged by demands that he resign over charges of racism.

"Does anybody think it's any coincidence that ...