The Turkish terrorist that killed five people at the Cascade Mall in Washington State voted in the past three elections, but there’s a major problem with that which shows why voter ID laws are undoubtedly required.
You see, while Arcan Cetin had been living in America since his parents immigrated here years ago, he was not a naturalized U.S. citizen, he was merely a green card holder. While being a green card holder gives you many of the rights we American citizens enjoy, it does not give you the right to vote in our elections.
However, a report from King 5 Seattle reveals that the terrorist thug subverted Washington’s extremely loose election laws (shocker, I do say) and still participated in at least three election cycles despite not being eligible to do so.
King 5 has more [emphasis mine]:
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.
Honor system, huh? Our federal government runs under a similar system, and look how well that turned out (I’m looking at you, Hillary Clinton), so perhaps it’s time we accept the fact that honor and integrity are two things our society severely lacks and start taking appropriate action to ensure that only those eligible to vote are able to vote.
You know, like passing laws that require proof of citizenship when registering as a voter?
Every time someone like Cetin votes it nullifies the vote of a hard-working, tax-paying American who’s trying to determine the course of our nation. If we’re going to be serious about ensuring that nobody is disenfranchised, isn’t it our duty to ensure this doesn’t happen?
While you and I would say yes, our counterparts on the left would strongly disagree. Then again, Cetin, like many other immigrants, was a staunch Democrat, so of course the left wouldn’t want to prevent them from voting.
But the next time someone says that voter ID or other laws that ensure the purity of our elections are “racist,” or something, just say the words “Arcan Cetin,” since he’s the poster child for why we want them.