Republican candidate for Pennsylvania Attorney General Heather Heidelbaugh today released the following statement regarding early results of Tuesday’s vote:
“We are encouraged by the early results of Tuesday’s vote, but it is essential that every, legal vote be counted, and that the process be beyond question. That means that Josh Shapiro cannot be seen as having his thumb on the scale, acting in the dual roles of legal arbiter of the vote and a candidate deeply invested in its outcome.
On the eve of the election, Josh Shapiro even went as far as to declare on social media that President Trump would lose Pennsylvania.
I am calling on Josh Shapiro to appoint a trusted and impartial deputy to oversee any legal questions and disputes in which that office might play a role concerning this election. The outcome of these elections in Pennsylvania must not be muddled with this glaring conflict of interest. Again, I urge Josh Shapiro to step aside and put an end to flagrant partiality inherent in his dual roles.”