Is Eric Estevez Violating the Law with False Endorsements?

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Recently Eric Estevez, New Hampshire State Rep from Pelham running for U.S. Congress in District 02, claimed several people endorsed him during the Republican National Convention via his Twitter feed.

On July 20th, Granite Grok sent an email to one of the supposed endorsers, Congressman Bill Flores from Texas, inquiring about the endorsement. Flores’ Press Secretary Andre Castro promptly replied that Flores had NOT endorsed Estevez. There are other outstanding inquiries as well.

From Estevez’s Twitter account:

This isn’t the first time Estevez is in hot water for falsely claiming someone had endorsed him. This seems to be his forte as previously written about here. Estevez seems to have a pathological habit of misrepresenting himself to the public.

However, there is a bigger issue at stake here because in New Hampshire, Estevez appears to be violating the law. RSA 666:6 to be exact:

666:6 False Documents, Names or Endorsement. – Any person who shall, without authority, sign the name of any other person to any letter or other document, or falsely represent that any other has written such letter or document, knowing such representation to be false, for the purpose of influencing votes, or who shall by false representation, use, employ or assign the name of any other person, or a fictitious name on a radio or television broadcast or other means of communication, to signify endorsement of a political party, candidates or programs, or, for the purpose of influencing votes, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Miscellany Blue caught on as well and contacted Flores as well with the same answer: NO, Flores did not endorse Estevez.

You would think this guy would learn his lesson after being publicly excoriated for his unhinged behavior and pathological lies in local media as well as the national media for other false endorsements.

It’s probably time for the Secretary of State to have yet ANOTHER chat with Estevez for violating the law. There were two other times since Estevez ran for office in New Hampshire politics – once for falsely using the New Hampshire State seal on his business cards as if he was an actual state representative:

 

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In speaking directly with Eric Estevez he explains that his business card is being taken “out of context.”  Remember Clinton asking for the definition of the word “is.?”  Well,  according to my Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, the word definition for the word “for”:  (…for is…)  used as a function word to indicate purpose, used as a function word to indicate an intended goal, used as a function word to indicate the object.   Estevez State Representative “Real Leadership for New Hampshire State Representative” is how Estevez’s card is written.  Evidently he is using these cards to identify himself as a candidate “for” the office vs. the business cards as a “voted” official of the office.

He also states that he was unaware that it was against the law to have the State Seal on his business card and that he would remove it immediately.  “I am going to change it (the seal); I did not know it was against the law.”

And another inquiry when his home address came into question:

When Estevez was running back in 2014, questions came up about his actual residency since it was unclear if he was still a Massachusetts resident:

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For a lawmaker, it seems Estevez is pretty unclear on the law.

This are the other supposed endorsements Estevez claims he received while at the RNC Convention. They have not yet responded to inquiries:

Frankly, these gentlemen look like upstanding congressmen who would never support a pathological liar like Estevez.

UPDATE: Representative Baldonado has responded and while previously endorsing Estevez is now withholding his endorsement after learning new information regarding the candidate.