Anti-Immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio Defeated in Arizona

Joe Arpaio's 23-year reign in Arizona is over.

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The controversial sheriff, a Republican who has been accused of racially profiling Latinxs in his state, lost to Democrat Paul Penzone on Tuesday.

Bazta Arpaio, a campaign created to end the sheriff's rule, started a victory march in Pheonix. "Ya cayo, ya cayo," the group wrote in excited in a Facebook post.

 

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Raquel Reichard, Politics & Culture Editor

Raquel is the Politics & Culture Editor atLatina.com and Latina magazine, writing on all things policy, social justice, cultura and health. Formerly at millennial news site Mic, Raquel's work can also be found at the New York TimesCosmo for Latinas, the Washington Post, the Independent and more. A proud NuyoFloRican chonga, when Raquel's not talking Latina feminism, racial justice, the "x" in Latinx or the prison industrial complex, she's going on and on about the Puerto Rican diaspora in Orlando, Fla. Follow her on TwitterInstagram and Snapchat at @RaquelReichard.

 

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