Despite various attempts to destroy his public image, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio succeeded in winning the Maricopa County Republican primary election this Tuesday.
That means he will run for his seventh term in office this November.
Arpaio reportedly won 66 percent of the vote against three other challengers.
This was a particularly victorious defeat given then efforts of liberals and the Department of Justice, who continue to accuse him of racial profiling.
Only two weeks ago, federal Judge G. Murray Snow recommended the sheriff be charged with criminal contempt for his “failure to implement anti-profiling measures.”
“Sheriff Arpaio and Chief Deputy Sheridan have a history of obfuscation and subversion of this Court’s orders that is as old as this case and did not stop after they themselves became the subjects of civil contempt,” Snow wrote.
Many have also demanded that Arpaio resign, but his attorney, Mel McDonald, has made it clear he has no intention of stepping down.
“Very simply, he’s not going to resign and he’s not going to accept a plea agreement to something he didn’t do,” she told reporters, adding that she had provided the judge with “court page after page after page” proving the sheriff did not engage in racial profiling.
What do you think? Does Arpaio have a chance in winning the case and election?