With Northam Picture, Obscure Publication Plays Big Role in Virginia Politics
A racist photograph on the 1984 yearbook page of Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia.
An accusation of sexual assault against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.
Both reports — the first triggering an earthquake in Virginia politics last week, the second setting off an aftershock on Monday — were originally published by an obscure right-wing news site, Big League Politics, which has promoted conspiracy theories and written favorably about white nationalist candidates.
But as mainstream new...