Statements

February 1, 2021

AG Shapiro Statement On PA Constitutional Amendment For Sexual Abuse Survivors

“The Department of State’s failure to carry out its responsibilities in the constitutional amendment process is shameful, and all options must be on the table to fix this immediately.

AG Shapiro Statement on Texas Lawsuit Regarding 2020 Election in PA

December 8, 2020

“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.”