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Will a Republican Become Virginia Governor?

Who will be Governor of Virginia if Democrat office-holders resign are removed, or “disqualified”?  Will a Republican now become Governor after Democrats swept all statewide elected offices in 2017?

The Republican Speaker of the House of Delegates may well change jobs in the near future.  Virginia’s Speaker is Kirkland (“Kirk”) M. Cox (R-VA-66) — seen above, from his campaign website.  The extraordinary train wreck unfolding in the top leadership of the Commonwealth has prompted questions about the lines of succession for Virginia’s leadership.

Any of Virginia’s officers can be removed from office by impeachment under Article IV, Section 17, of the Virginia Constitution, in a procedure identical to that in the U.S. Constitution.

Article V, Section 16, of the Constitution of Virginia […]


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