Statements

December 8, 2020

AG Shapiro Statement on Texas Lawsuit Regarding 2020 Election in PA

“These continued attacks on our fair and free election system are beyond meritless, beyond reckless — they are a scheme by the President of the United States and some in the Republican party to disregard the will of the people– and name their own victors. This isn’t a pick your own ending novel — this is a Democracy. 

Statement by Attorney General Josh Shapiro on U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling Reinstating Conviction of Graham Spanier

December 1, 2020

HARRISBURG — Graham Spanier, a former Penn State President, was previously found guilty of misdemeanor child endangerment over his handling of a 2001 complaint regarding Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of a boy in the football team’s locker room. Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed the U.S. District Court’s granting of habeas relief to Spanier, effectively reinstating his conviction and jail sentence for Endangering the Welfare of Children.

STATEMENT: AG Shapiro on the Certification of Electors in Pennsylvania

November 24, 2020

“Pennsylvania’s presidential electors have been chosen and certified for President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris in accordance with the popular vote in our Commonwealth. This is exactly how the process should happen — the people vote, those votes are counted, and the electors chosen reflect the will of the people.”

AG Shapiro On SCOTUS Denial of Expedited Consideration on Election Case

October 28, 2020

“We applaud the Court’s decision to slow down, get to regular order, and let Pennsylvania have an election. Now we must vote and take time to count all eligible ballots.