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Via the Washington Examiner, here's a flowchart of Virginia's line of succession for governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general:

  • Only Gov. Northam Resigns: Gov. Justin Fairfax (D)acting Lt. Gov. Steve Newman (R), Attorney General Mark Herring (D)
  • Only Lt. Gov. Fairfax Resigns: Gov. Ralph Northam (D), acting Lt. Gov. Steve Newman (R), Attorney General Mark Herring (D)
  • Only Attorney General Mark Herring Resigns: Gov. Ralph Northam (D), Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D), new AG named by GOP legislature.
  • Northam and Fairfax Resign: Gov. Mark Herring (D), acting Lt. Gov. Steve Newman (R), new AG named by GOP legislature.
  • Northam and Herring Resign: Gov. Justin Fairfax (D)acting Lt. Gov. Steve Newman (R), new AG named by GOP legislature.
  • Fairfax and Herring Resign: Gov. Ralph Northam (D), acting Lt. Gov. Steve Newman (R), new AG named by GOP legislature.
  • Northam, Fairfax, and Herring Resign: Gov. Kirk Cox (R), acting Lt. Gov. Steve Newman (R), new AG named by GOP legislature.
  • Nobody resigns: WTH?