Shapiro casts vote via emergency absentee ballot

By: - May 17, 2022 4:03 pm

After testing positive for COVID-19 hours before the polls opened for the Pennsylvania primary election, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, the Democratic candidate for governor, cast his vote by emergency absentee ballot.

Shapiro’s campaign announced he had tested positive for coronavirus ahead of a trip to Johnstown and Pittsburgh. In a statement, a spokesperson said Shapiro is experiencing “mild symptoms” and that he plans to be back on the campaign trail next week.

“This is not how I expected to spend primary election day,” Shapiro said in a video posted to social media Tuesday afternoon.

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Marley Parish
Marley Parish

A Pennsylvania native, Marley Parish covers the Senate for the Capital-Star. She previously reported on government, education and community issues for the Centre Daily Times and has a background in writing, editing and design. A graduate of Allegheny College, Marley served as editor of the campus newspaper, where she also covered everything from student government to college sports.

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