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“We need data to analyze it for purposes of the Voting Rights Act, but I don’t have that data yet,” he said.

Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell has said that he doesn’t approve of the way the measure was introduced, but that he’d look at the bill on its merits if it gets to his desk.

Mr. Cuccinelli said his reforms and those crafted by Mr. Goldman and others shouldn’t be held up by the tumult elsewhere in the Capitol.

“I think people are calming down and are going to make reasoned, balanced, substantive decisions on a bill-by-bill basis,” he said. “I don’t see the well being poisoned.”