The alleged perpetrator of the Sept. 23 Cascade Mall shooting spree in Burlington, Washington managed to vote three times even though he is not a U.S. citizen.
State records reportedly show that Arcan Cetin registered to vote in 2014 and participated in three election cycles, including the presidential primary in May of this year.
People in Washington vote by mail, which makes it relatively easy for people to commit voter fraud. Washington runs on the honor system. It does not require proof of U.S. citizenship to vote.
“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,” Secretary of State Kim Wyman said. “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.”
Wyman has it exactly wrong.
As Daniel Greenfield observes, “Actual due process would involve verifying the right to vote.”