York wins Democratic primary for Delaware auditor

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Embattled Delaware state auditor Kathy McGuiness, who is awaiting sentencing on criminal charges, was defeated by political newcomer Lydia York in a Democratic primary contest. 

York is an attorney who had been endorsed by the state Democratic party. 

York will now face Republican Janice Lorrah, also a political newcomer, in November. 

York was one of three Delaware Democratic presidential electors in 2016. 

She both outraised and outspent McGuiness in the campaign. 

McGuiness is the first statewide elected official in Delaware to be convicted of criminal charges while in office, which stem from the hiring of McGuiness’s daughter in her office.