The Camden County Republican Committee announced this week that it had given the line to U.S. Senate candidate Rik Mehta. Camden County joined 3 of New Jersey’s 21 counties in giving Mehta the line. In its press release the Camden County GOP called Mehta an “excellent U.S. Senate candidate ” and said he “has a keen grasp of the issues voters care about”. Let’s not forget the Camden County GOP also endorsed Vincent Squire for Camden County Freeholder in 2018 before later disavowing him.
Failed Camden County Freeholder and Pennsauken Township Committee candidate Vincent Squire has taken his share of criticism on this blog. In the interest of fairness we are reporting that Squire put out a video yesterday filmed in front of the Camden County Courthouse announcing that he was found not-guilty of Second Degree Assault and Second Degree Endangerment of a Child. The charges stemmed from an incident two years ago when Squire was arrested by the Pennsauken Police Department for striking his teenage son.
This blog and failed Pennsauken Township Committee and Camden County Freeholder candidate Vincent Squire have a long history. I’ve attempted to interview Squire for this blog several times and have fact checked many of his statements. What have I gotten in return? The police called multiple times, served with a fake lawsuit and frivolous criminal charges filed against me. Thankfully the Court was able to see through the frivolous charges and the man who filed them, We’ve written about Squire and his criminal hisotry, foreclosed home, lies and all of the rest several times before. Now there is a new twist.
Disgraced 2018 Camden County Freeholder candidate and 2017 Pennsauken Township Committee candidate Vincent Squire seems to be back at it again in 2019 after two huge losses and without the backing of an established political party. Does Squire think he has a chance at winning or is something else going on? I speculate that since Squire is facing serious criminal charges he is setting himself up to claim political retaliation if convicted.
Today marks just over 4-months since the November 2018 election. We reported on November 2, 2018 that failed Camden County Freeholder candidate Vincent Squire had not filed his 29-day pre-election (due October 9, 2018) or his 11-day pre-election (due October 26, 2018) financial disclosures. We reported again on January 2, 2019 that Squire had not filed his 20-day post election disclosure that was due by November 26, 2018. Today is March 8, 2019 and it’s been confirmed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission that Squire has still not filed his disclosures. Given Squire is a multiple convicted Felon it surprises me that Squire does not comply with the law.
The con by failed Camden County Freeholder and Pennsauken Township Committee candidate Vincent Squire continues. Anyone who has read this blog for a long period of times knows that Squire filed frivolous criminal charges against this blogger. While those charges make their way through the court system Squire appears to be trying to position himself as a victim. After a hearing in Municipal Court on Tuesday Squire had a Pennsauken Township Police Officer escort him from the building. He later claimed on social media that he has a full time body guard and GPS tracking with cameras.
We anticipated another slow week with the New Year’s holiday and Governor Murphy and his family on vacation in Tanzania until Wednesday. This week we talked about Governor Cuomo of New York granting pardons and commuting the sentences of 29 illegal immigrants facing deportation for their crimes, failed 2018 Camden County Freeholder candidate Vincent Squire failing to file his financial disclosures with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, the job market continuing to grow despite what Democrats tell you, we proposed that New Jersey follow Pennsylvania’s lead and bar convicted felons from holding elected office and politicians in New Jersey using the legal system to silence their opposition.
It seems to be a growing trend in New Jersey. Politicians attempting to silence citizens who oppose them by using the court system. First failed Camden County Freeholder candidate Vincent Squire filed frivolous criminal charges against this blogger in an attempt to silence this blog. Then the hosts of the Bob & Steve radio show blogged that former Salem County Sheriff candidate Bob Gant served a Notice of Tort Claim informing the radio hosts and 18 others that he intends to sue them for $350,000. Now New Jersey 101.5 radio is reporting that Springfield Councilman David Frank is suing three residents for defamation over a petition they submitted to the Municipal Clerk to have him recalled. Do New Jersey politicians not believe in the First Amendment?
Pennsylvania’s state constitution bars convicted felons from holding elected office in the state. Bruce Blunt the Democratic Mayor of Morton Pennsylvania was removed from office by a Common Pleas Judge on Wednesday due to a 1988 conviction for felony aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest and related offenses. It seems like a no brainier that those with felony convictions be barred from holding holding elected office. Why does New Jersey not have a similar law?
Disgraced 2018 Camden County Freeholder Candidate Vincent Squire continues to ignore the law. It appears Squire has failed to file required financial disclosures to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. This blog reported on November 2, 2018 that Squire had not filed his 29-day pre-election (due October 9, 2018) or his 11-day pre-election (due October 26, 2018) financial disclosures. Today it was confirmed with ELEC that Squire has not filed his 20-day post election disclosure that was due by November 26, 2018. Squire being disavowed by the Camden County GOP in August thereby losing their experience and support does not give him an excuse to ignore New Jersey election law.