RPV Asks Northam to Explain Order Timeline

Richmond, VA – The Republican Party of Virginia asks that Governor Ralph Northam explain the reasoning behind arbitrarily setting the “stay at home” order to expire on June 10, 2020.

For background, the United States Senate primary (essentially an exclusively GOP event this year) is on June 9, 2020, and the deadline for nominating all federal candidates is also June 9.

“In these challenging times, we want to give the Governor the freedom to make necessary decisions without partisan rancor, but the timeline seems all too convenient,” said RPV Chairman Jack Wilson. “We ask that Governor Northam show us the data that led to his decision. It is not our opinion that the Governor is purposefully engaging in voter suppression, but an explanation would help to mitigate any concerns.”