Joe Arpaio Out as Maricopa County Sheriff, Democrat Paul Penzone Wins Arizona Race

Joe Arpaio has lost his seventh bid for Maricopa County sheriff, ending a 23-year reign that generated controversy, lawsuits and accusations of bias against Latinos while emboldening the strong-borders movement in the U.S.

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a Trump campaign rally on Aug. 31, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Credit: Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a Trump campaign rally on Aug. 31, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Credit: Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Arpaio, a Republican, lost to Democrat Paul Penzone.

The longtime sheriff had trailed in some polls by double digits.

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