Keene, NH – Republican voters in Cheshire County elected a “transsexual Satanist anarchist” as their sheriff candidate on the primary ballot last week.
Aria DiMezzo garnered 4,211 Republic primary votes on Sept. 8, handily beating a write-in candidate who only received a few hundred votes, FOX News reported.
DiMezzo, a self-described transsexual Satanist, wrote a blog after her victory that her win was an argument for anarchism because it proved how “clueless the average voter is” and that they had no idea what or whom they were voting for.
“Sweet Satan, how can you not be an anarchist?!” the GOP candidate for Cheshire County sheriff wrote. “Between 75 and 80 percent of the primary voters — the ones alleged to be more politically aware than the average voter — were completely and totally ignorant of who they were voting for! What is the percentage with the average voter? 90 percent? 95 percent? These people are deciding who gets to rule you.”
Then she called on Cheshire County to secede from both New Hampshire and the United States, according to FOX News.
DiMezzo wrote that she is opposed to a system that lets people vote “despite knowing absolutely nothing about the person they were nominating to the most powerful law enforcement position in the county.”
“I’m running for sheriff because I oppose that very system, and the sheriff has the most hands-on ability in Cheshire County to oppose that system,” the candidate wrote. “The system that let you down by allowing me – the freaking transsexual Satanist anarchist – be your sheriff candidate is the same system I’m attacking. I’m sorry, and I know it hurts to hear, but that system is a lie.”
“The entire thing is a lie,” DiMezzo continued. “It’s broken from beginning to end, and my existence as your sheriff candidate is merely how this reality was thrown into your face.”
She will be facing off with incumbent Cheshire County Sheriff Eli Rivera, a Democrat serving his fifth term as the county’s top cop, FOX News reported.
The chairwoman of the Cheshire County Republican Party, Marilyn Huston, graciously congratulated DiMezzo on her victory saying she “did very well with the primary and that was wonderful,” but she told NH Journal that the anarchist only ran as a Republican because she’s a Libertarian and they have trouble getting on the ticket.
Even so, Huston said DiMezzo was invited, but failed to participate in, a series of GOP meetings and events leading up to the primary, FOX News reported.
The anarchist gloated about her victory.
“I can’t imagine they’re happy about this,” DiMezzo told NH Journal.
She said she signed up to run as a Republican two days before the deadline when she found out that the expected GOP candidate hadn’t filed.
DiMezzo said she wouldn’t support the GOP agenda because the party didn’t support her, the NH Journal reported.
“They’re clearly not on my side,” DiMezzo said.
She said the Republican Party only had itself to blame for her election, the NH Journal reported.
“I shouldn’t have won this freaking primary. I should have gotten crushed,” DiMezzo said.
The candidate said that as a Libertarian she’s far more liberal that the current Democratic incumbent sheriff in many way, the NH Journal reported.
“I’m more liberal than he is,” she said. “There’s tons of things people get fined for, arrested for, that don’t actually have any victims.”
DiMezzo told the NH Journal she wanted to end the prosecution of drug crimes, sex work, illegal immigration, and other so-called “victimless” offenses.