Non-Citizen Turkish Shooter (Terrorist?) Voted In U.S. Elections - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Non-Citizen Turkish Shooter (Terrorist?) Voted In U.S. Elections

Mall killer Arcan Cetin praises the Iranian Ayatollah and votes in U.S. elections, but we’re not going to call him a terrorist. Interestingly, this non-citizen voted in a couple elections and the presidential primary in May:

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. We’re moving forward, and that investigation is really coming out of the investigation from the shootings.” 

The penalty for voting as a non U.S. citizen could result in five years of prison time or a $10,000, according to Secretary of State’s Office. 

Side note: The Arcan Cetins of the world are precisely why Democrats don’t want any I.D. requirements to vote. They know he likelihood of getting caught for voting while not a citizen is minimal–unless you go and shoot up a Mall and kill people.

Democrats win by corrupting the system.

To recap how the news media wrongly reported this:

  1. The Mall Shooter is not Hispanic.
  2. The Mall Shooter is not a U.S. citizen.
  3. The Mall Shooter praises Islamofascist tyrants.
  4. The Mall Shooter voted in U.S. elections multiple times.
  5. The Mall Shooter is not Amish.

Still not sure of The Mall Shooter’s motive.

Melissa Mackenzie
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Melissa Mackenzie is Publisher of The American Spectator. Melissa commentates for the BBC and has appeared on Fox. Her work has been featured at The Guardian, PJ Media, and was a front page contributor to RedState. Melissa commutes from Houston, Texas to Alexandria, VA. She lives in Houston with her two sons, one daughter, and two diva rescue cats. You can follow Ms. Mackenzie on Twitter: @MelissaTweets.
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