McGuiness is McGone

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

McGuiness loses

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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