Posted by Curt on 29 September, 2016 at 6:09 pm. 6 comments already!



The requirements for registering to vote in Washington are straightforward. If you’re at least 18 years old, have resided in the state for 30 days, haven’t been convicted of a felony, aren’t barred by court order, and are a citizen of the United States then you’re free to sign up. Arcan Cetin is a permanent legal resident, which put him on track to become a citizen eventually — but PLR status ain’t citizenship. So how’d he end up casting a vote in this year’s primaries? Simple. Washington law requires citizenship to register but doesn’t actually check for it in new registrants. If you tell them you’re a citizen, you’re a citizen. Which, I guess, means citizenship is more of a recommendation, shall we say, than a requirement.

Let me remind you that a study was published two years ago estimating that more than six percent of all non-citizens in the U.S. voted in the 2008 elections. That was the year Al Franken won his Senate seat by 300+ votes in Minnesota; a year later, Franken cast the 60th and deciding vote when the Democratic Senate barely passed ObamaCare. Illegal voting by non-citizens doesn’t matter in blowouts but it does matter in close elections. And yet, despite hard evidence of this, at least one state doesn’t even bother policing its own registration requirements. If Trump loses a nailbiter this year, do you think he might bring this up, pointing directly at Cetin as proof that illegal voting does happen? I sure would.

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