A few hours before the polls closed, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a U.S. Senate candidate, underwent a pacemaker implant procedure after suffering a stroke over the weekend.
Fetterman, who led the polls in the last hours of election night, opposed his fellow Democrat Conor Lam and MP Malcolm Kenyatta.
According to a Twitter message, Feterman was resting after about a two-hour procedure.
I just came out of the procedure to implant a pacemaker with a defibrillator into my heart. We understood that it was a success and that I was on my way to a full recovery.
Thank you yinz for the good wishes – that means the whole world for me. 🥰
Now back to rest + recovery!
– John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) May 17, 2022
As the polls end, the election results will show whether his health problems have affected his chances.
The results will be published here as they begin to come.