Editor’s note: This post has been updated.

UPDATE: IT’S REAL:

Original post:

So, it’s about 4:00 on Friday and this story from Big League Politics has been out for a little over an hour now and nobody knows if it is real or if it’s a hoax:

According to Big League Politics, the website “obtained photos from Northam’s time at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, from which he graduated in 1984” and “Northam and a friend were photographed together — one in blackface, one in Klan robes.”

Some of the early reaction to the story we’re seeing from conservatives:

We’ll keep you posted.

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