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Duke investigating sexual assault allegation made against former basketball player”

Many Democrats have since called for Northam to step down, but he's now vowing he'll stay in office.

The woman, identified as Meredith Watson, claims Fairfax raped her in 2000 when they were both students at Duke University in North Carolina.

Earlier this week, Vanessa Tyson, an associate professor of political science at Scripps College in Claremont, California, alleged Fairfax sexually assaulted her at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. Fairfax has refused to resign as he faces two allegations of assault.

Released on Saturday, the Washington Post-Schar School poll showed that Virginians overall are evenly split on whether Northam should resign in the wake of a scandalous photo from his 1984 medical school yearbook emerging.

Northam said that while the state has made progress since the first slaves arrived at what is now Fort Monroe in 1619, work remains to address the racial inequities.

"Well again, we have worked very hard, we've had a good first year, and I'm a leader. I've been in some very difficult situations, life-and-death situations..."

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He has since denied he was in the picture but admits to wearing blackface at another college party.

The statement was issued hours after the second woman came forward Friday to accuse Fairfax, a Democrat, of sexual assault.

Virginia "needs someone who is strong, who has empathy, who has courage, and who has a moral compass", Northam told CBS.

"It is obvious that a vicious and coordinated smear campaign is being orchestrated against me", Fairfax said.

The governor acknowledged that he considered resigning amid the widespread backlash spurred by the photo of a person wearing blackface and a person wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit standing side by side that appeared on his page in the 1984 yearbook for Eastern Virginia Medical School. "The legacy of slavery, racism, and the Jim Crow era remains an albatross around the necks of African Americans", the lawmakers said in a statement.

He called on "all appropriate and impartial investigatory authorities, including the FBI", to investigate the claims.

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If that happens, he says a special election for that position should happen in November, but it's not guaranteed.

Looking ahead, Northam said he has asked his cabinet secretaries to come up with specific proposals to begin addressing issues of inequality, such as expanding access to healthcare, housing and transportation, and to begin reporting suggestions this week.

Watson says she doesn't want any money from Fairfax - she just wants him to resign. It has been an especially devastating time for the great Commonwealth of Virginia.

Although the Democratic Party has taken nearly a zero-tolerance approach to misconduct among its members in this #MeToo era, a housecleaning in Virginia could be costly to them: If all three Democrats resigned, Republican Cox would become governor. Herring, next in line for the governorship after Fairfax, admitted to having once donned blackface in his youth after Northam's yearbook page was revealed. Whites are more evenly divided.

Even so, a poll conducted February 6-8 for the Washington Post found residents split over Northam's fate, with 47 percent wanting him to step down and an equal number saying he should stay on.

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