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Arizona’s Arpaio Faces Election Fight as Latinos Mobilize

The protesters in the chicken suits arrived at the Republican picnic within minutes of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and one of his most famous supporters, action star Steven Seagal.

The self-proclaimed “America’s toughest sheriff,” surrounded by enthusiastic Republicans, had just been telling reporters the secret to his 20-year reign as the top cop in Arizona’s most populous county amid federal civil-rights lawsuits and millions of dollars in legal settlements.