State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness, who in July was convicted of three misdemeanor corruption charges, later reduced to two by the judge, has lost her primary election to Democratic Party-endorsed candidate Lydia York.
York won in a landslide, carrying nearly 70% of the vote.
The result brings an end to the speculation over how Gov. John Carney will go about removing the convicted auditor from office.
Now, he won’t need to — voters did it for him.
York, who was a late entrant to the race, quickly earned the support of the Democratic Party of Delaware.
It is highly uncommon for the party to endorse a challenger over an incumbent, but there was nothing common about McGuiness’s tenure as auditor, either.
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