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Friday, September 30, 2016

Cascade Mall shooter voted illegally

The Cascade Mall shooting suspect, Arcan Cetin, may face an additional investigation related to his voting record and citizenship status.

Federal sources confirm to KING 5 that Cetin was not a U.S. citizen, meaning legally he cannot vote. However, state records show Cetin registered to vote in 2014 and participated in three election cycles, including the May presidential primary.

Cetin, who immigrated to the United States from Turkey as a child, is considered a permanent resident or green card holder. While a permanent resident can apply for U.S. citizenship after a certain period of time, sources tell KING his status had not changed from green card holder to U.S. citizen.

While voters must attest to citizenship upon registering online or registering to vote at the Department of Licensing Office, Washington state doesn't require proof of citizenship. Therefore elections officials say the state's elections system operates, more or less, under an honor system.

"We don’t have a provision in state law that allows us either county elections officials or the Secretary of State's office to verify someone’s citizenship," explained Secretary of State Kim Wyman. "So, we’re in this place where we want to make sure we’re maintaining people’s confidence in the elections and the integrity of the process, but also that we’re giving this individual, like we would any voter, his due process.."



Anonymous said...

This is precisely why ID should be checked before anyone can vote. Eyeball ID, can't fake that.

Anonymous said...

I have been outraged by this more than anything else the American Socialist Democratic Party has done. If they could have their way, they would allow absentee votes from citizens of every other country on the globe !!! These idealist idiots want to have the entire globe to be one country (WITH THEM IN CHARGE OF COURSE) !!!

Then we can all go tiptoe through the tulips for ever and ever. Oh how wonderful. *ssholes !!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If you "want to make sure we’re maintaining people’s confidence in the elections and the integrity of the process", then find a way to vet every single voter. Don't patronize us with jibber jabber and expect an effective outcome in protecting the vote by doing less than due diligence.