Aria DiMezzo, a self-described “transsexual Satanist anarchist” who ran for the sheriff’s job in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, with the campaign slogan “F*** the Police”, decisively won the Republican nomination this weekend.
DiMezzo said that she had expected to lose to a write-in candidate, adding that her surprising victory proves “the system is utterly and hopelessly broken”. She went on to explain that any system that a system that allows thousands of people to walk into a voting booth and vote despite not knowing anything about the person they are nominating for the most powerful law-enforcement position in the county is undoubtedly broken. The young GOP nominee claims that she has always been upfront about who and what she is, but that the very fact that she won shows just how “clueless the average voter is”.
“So you’re mad. I get it,” Aria DiMezzo wrote in a blog post on her campaign website, addressing the hate mail she’s been receiving since she received the GOP nomination. “Your anger is with the system that has lied to you. Your anger is with the system that convinced you to believe in it, trust it, and have faith in it, when it is completely and utterly broken.”
“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,” she said. “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. It’s broken from beginning to end, and my existence as your sheriff candidate is merely how this reality was thrown into your face.”
Marilyn Huston, the chair of the Cheshire County GOP, told Inside Sources that DiMezzo “did very well with the primary and that was wonderful,” but added that the unlikely Republican nominee never showed up to GOP meetings and events, despite being invited. To be fair, doing so would have done her campaign more harm than good…
Aria DiMezzo got 4,211 votes, easily beating her traditional GOP opponent, who only managed to garner a few hundred votes. She will now be running against popular incumbent Democrat Eli Rivera, who is seeking a fifth term as Cheshire County sheriff.
Even if she doesn’t win, I think it’s safe to say that DiMezzo got her point across very clearly. If this doesn’t make people understand that the electoral system in the US is broken, nothing will.
“Sweet Satan, how can you not be an anarchist?!” the GOP nominee wrote in her blog post. “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!”