'Transsexual Satanist anarchist' wins bid for GOP sheriff's nominationby Carly Ortiz-Lytle
Aria DiMezzo, a "transexual Satanist anarchist," won the Republican nomination for sheriff in Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
DiMezzo, whose campaign slogan is "F––– the Police," won in a blowout election, earning 4,211 votes. The second-place candidate garnered only 351 votes.
The candidate said that both the Cheshire County Republican Party and the New Hampshire Republican Party did not offer help for her campaign, and she "can't imagine they're happy" about the primary win. Marilyn Huston, the chairwoman of the county party, offered her congratulations, but referred to DiMezzo as "he." According to the New Hampshire Journal, DiMezzo identifies as female.
Huston said DiMezzo's motivation for running as a Republican was her inability to access the ballot as a Libertarian. The chairwoman said that DiMezzo was invited to party meetings but did not attend. DiMezzo ran as a Libertarian in 2018 but says that the two-party system is not compatible with a third-party run.
“There’s a lot of really strong Libertarian candidates, and they do a really good job," DiMezzo said. "Ultimately, the U.S. is a country with two parties, and that isn’t changing anytime soon.”
DiMezzo is the founder of the Reformed Satanic Church and has described herself as a "libertarian anarchist" and "shemale." If elected, she has pledged not to enforce victimless crimes, including prostitution, drug possession, and violations of immigration law.
"Sweet Satan, how can you not be an anarchist?! 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," she wrote. "What is the percentage with the average voter? 90 percent? 95 percent? These people are deciding who gets to rule you.”
DiMezzo has called for Cheshire County and New Hampshire to secede from the United States.
On her campaign website, she said that the two major political parties are ones of "murdering children," and argued that her victory was proof of a broken political system.
"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 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 Republicans and Democrats are the parties of hostility, aggression, taxation, military-style policing, unconstitutional mandates, states of emergencies, unending war, and murdering children around the globe."
DiMezzo will face off with Ed Rivera, the four-term Democratic incumbent on Nov. 3.