‘We must count every vote’: Pa. Att’y Gen Shapiro says as polls close

By: - November 3, 2020 8:43 pm

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who’s busy waging his own re-election fight against Republican Heather Heidelbaugh this Election Day, says his office is committed to protecting Pennsylvanians’ ballots if they face what seems like an inevitable court challenge.

“People all across Pennsylvania have voted — from Aliquippa to Philadelphia — and their votes deserve to be counted and their voices deserve to be heard,” Shapiro said in a statement his office released on Tuesday night. “Our poll workers, volunteers, and public servants in communities across the Commonwealth have worked hard to protect and count these votes. As the people’s lawyer, I’m committed to making sure they can do their work and that the will of the people will be respected. We must count every vote.”

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John L. Micek
John L. Micek

A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press.