More facts are beginning to emerge of the Burlington Mall gunman in Washington state, who took five innocent lives before being captured by police.
One that folks are taking special note of is that although the shooter, Arcan Cetin, legally immigrated to the United States from Turkey, he wasn’t yet a citizen. That didn’t appear to stop him from voting however — three times.
Clip via KING 5 News
That means that he will face additional possible charges — these federal, according to local NBC affiliate KING 5 News.
Cetin accompanied his parents to the United States as a child, where he remains a legal resident — but not a citizen. Nonetheless, he registered to vote in 2014 and cast ballots in three elections since then — including Washington’s May presidential primary.
The Daily Signal’s editor-in-chief Rob Bluey tweeted:
Cascade mall shooter isn't a U.S. citizen, but voted in 3 election cycles. https://t.co/zcCJcJK6QY
— Rob Bluey (@RobertBluey) September 29, 2016
Washington is one of those liberal jurisdictions that doesn’t require proof of citizenship to register to vote at the Department of Licensing Office; an applicant merely has to say he’s a citizen and the state takes his word for it.
In the words of KING 5 News, it’s 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.”
So everyone wants to know — who’d he vote for in the primary?
Although voting records are secret, a voter can nonetheless waive his right to a secret ballot and disclose his candidate.
One year before the primary, Arcan Cetin from Oak Harbor, Washington — made his choice clear on Twitter. The Twitter post beongs to the killer, Heavy.com reported.
We win I vote for Hillary Clinton
— Arcan (@ArcanCetin) January 18, 2015
Yep, he (or someone with the same name) is in with Hillary — just like Seddique Mateen, the Taliban-loving father of the Orlando terrorist-nightclub mass murderer.
But then again, why should anyone be surprised? Cetin is apparently just the latest in a long line of mass shooters who consider themselves liberals.
— deplorable mike (@hokiedokiemike) September 25, 2016
H/T: BizPac Review