Sheriff Joe Arpaio loses reelection bid
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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (R), a vocal supporter of GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again.' Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden More than 6 in 10 expect Trump to be reelected: poll MORE, is projected to lose his reelection race in Arizona to Democrat Paul Penzone.

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The Associated Press has Arpaio down 45 percent to Penzone’s 55 percent.

Arpaio, who was seeking a seventh term, is known for his hard-line immigration stance.

Arpaio is facing criminal contempt charges after allegedly violating a judge's order to halt immigration patrols accused of racial profiling. He pleaded not guilty just two weeks before the election.

An October poll from the Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll found Arpaio trailing by nearly 15 points as news broke that he would face the charges.