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State Auditor

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Pat (Patrice) McCarthy (D) 1,134,077 47.46%
Chris Leyba (R) 982,411 41.11%
Joshua Casey (D) 273,198 11.43%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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Auditor candidates disagree on state’s handling of COVID-19

Incumbent Pat McCarthy, a Democrat, said her experience during the pandemic will help her in a second term. Republican Chris Leyba, a police officer, said McCarthy’s experience isn’t enough.

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A Democrat is almost guaranteed to be Washington’s next lieutenant governor.