By Nick Blumberg
Fronteras News Desk
PHOENIX — It was the toughest re-election battle he’s ever faced, but Sheriff Joe Arpaio won a sixth term as the top lawman in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Despite his lowest-ever approval ratings and poll numbers, bruising scandals, and a huge volunteer effort to oust him, Joe Arpaio was re-elected as Maricopa County Sheriff. And the 80-year-old Republican made it clear Tuesday that he has no intention of going anywhere anytime soon.
“For those critics out there, I’m going to say right now: in January, I’m signing up for 2016, so I’m not a lame duck. So I’m saying that right now,” Arpaio exclaimed.
Arpaio defeated retired Phoenix Police Sergeant Paul Penzone, a Democrat, and retired Scottsdale Police Lieutenant Mike Stauffer, an Independent. Anti-Arpaio activists accused Stauffer of being a sham and fretted that he would siphon votes from the Democrat and help Arpaio win.
But with most precincts reporting…
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