Joe Arpaio loses 3rd comeback bid in town mayoral race

Joe Arpaio loses 3rd comeback bid in town mayoral race
乔·阿帕约, the 90-year-old former Arizona sheriff who was a once powerful figure in Republican politics, has been defeated in a race for mayor of the affluent suburb where he has lived for more than two decades

乔·阿帕约, 90岁的前任 亚利桑那 sheriff who was a once powerful figure in 共和党人 politics but was ousted nearly six years ago amid frustration over his headline-grabbing tactics and legal troubles, was defeated Wednesday in a race for mayor of the affluent suburb where he has lived for more than two decades.

His defeat in the mayor’s race in Fountain Hills against two-term incumbent Ginny Dickey marks Arpaio’s third failed comeback bid since his 2016 loss after serving 24 years as the sheriff of Maricopa County.

Even though election officials say all votes in Maricopa County have been counted, Arpaio said Wednesday evening that he wasn’t conceding the race and instead was going to consult with an attorney to explore whether to challenge the results.

“I am not saying I am going to do it,” Arpaio said of a legal challenge. “I’m not a lawyer. I just want a little information. In today’s environment, a large percentage of the people are not happy with the way the (选举) system was working.”

Dickey didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

The political stakes of running in Fountain Hills, a Republican-heavy town of 24,000, were much lower for Arpaio than when he served as the top law enforcer of a county of over 4 万人.

Arpaio 在 2016 and was convicted the next year of criminal contempt of court for disobeying a judge’s order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, 尽管他后来被当时的总统赦免 唐纳德·特朗普.

Arpaio随后在美国共和党初选中获得第三名. 参议院席位在 2018 在共和党初选中排名第二 2020 争取夺回治安官的职位.

In his first two comeback attempts, Arpaio 在喷泉山失去了投票权.

阿尔帕约, 一位熟练的政治筹款人,花费超过 $12 他的百万 2016 警长的竞选, 已经炮轰了 $161,000 在市长竞选中——迪基花费的金额的六倍.

在联邦政府和法院剥夺他的移民权之前, 阿帕约领导 20 针对移民的大规模交通巡逻 80 未经许可对在美国工作的人进行商业突袭.

尽管多年来他的挑衅行为在选民中表现良好, Arpaio 面临严厉批评,因为他采取了他知道是有争议的政策并且不断升级 $147 百万纳税人资助的法律费用.

尽管他自诩为美国最严厉的治安官, 他的机构搞砸了超过 400 向他的办公室提出的性犯罪投诉.

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