Arcen Cetin, the Turkish immigrant accused of murdering five strangers at a mall in Washington state, voted in the last three election cycles even though he isn’t a U.S. citizen. So reports KING 5, a Seattle television station.
Cetin, who is 20 years old, registered to vote in 2014 and participated in three elections including the May presidential primary. However, Cetin is ineligible to vote because he is not a citizen. He immigrated to the U.S. at age 5 and is considered a lawful permanent resident, but has never applied for citizenship.
How, then, was Cetin able to register? Because Washington state doesn’t require proof of citizenship. All an applicant has to do is claim U.S. citizenship, and he or she becomes a registered voter.
Cetin is hardly alone in committing voter fraud. Ethan Epstein of the Weekly Standard cites research finding that non-citizens vote in significant enough numbers to actually sway elections (in favor of Democrats of course), including Electoral College votes and the composition of Congress.
Perhaps the fact that in Cetin’s case, the non-citizen fraudulent voter is a mass murderer will gain enough attention to overturn, or at least call into serious question, the ludicrous notion that voter fraud is a myth.
Nothing will be done in response, but at least America will be less deluded about the integrity of its elections.
UPDATE: I’m told that Cetin may actually have become a citizen before he voted, by virtue of his mother being naturalized when he was under the age of 18.