• Via KING 5: “For days after the shooting, Cetin was described by local and federal law enforcement as being a permanent U.S. resident… On Thursday, a federal official told KING that further investigation revealed that Cetin is a naturalized U.S. citizen. That means he was legally registered to vote.”

    But Cetin’s eligibility was unknown, unverified and unverifiable at the time he registered and voted, as is the eligibility of every other registered voter in the state of Washington.

    Washington’s Secretary of State Kim Wyman acknowledged that “current state law doesn’t allow us to verify citizenship when we take a voter’s registration… We don’t have the ability to verify citizenship, nor does the Department of Licensing,” and “there is absolutely no way for us to check” how many non-citizens are on the state’s voter rolls.

    Regardless of Cetin’s status, that’s still a problem.

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    30th of September 2016
  • True the Vote discovered earlier this week that Turkish mall shooter Arcan Cetin illegally registered to vote in 2014 and has voted in multiple federal elections since. TTV has notified the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission accordingly. Copies of open letters may be accessed below.

    2016.9.25 Cetin Complaint by True The Vote on Scribd

     

     

    2016.9.29 EAC Cetin by True The Vote on Scribd

     

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    28th of September 2016
  • Help Wanted

    Election officials across the nation are taking to the airwaves and interwebs to scream “HELP WANTED!” before the November 2016 election. Click on your state to find appropriate contact information for your local elections office. Then, tell them that you’re ready to volunteer!

    CO | FL | IA | MI | NH| NV | NC | OH| PA | VA | WI

    Who’s Watching the Mail Ballot Process? You Can.

    Among numerous growing concerns: mail ballot fraud is on the rise; voter roll cleanups are delayed at best; and more states are encouraging voters to trust the USPS with their franchise. Voting by mail is getting more popular. But are observers of the same following the trend? TTV doesn’t think so – but we have a solution.

    This week, True the Vote released two new training modules for those wishing to keep a closer eye on the mail ballot process. No matter where you live or how popular the concept is, guidance is now available to get you started. Especially helpful for those who live in Colorado -- a specific course is available for you.

    The process to engage is simple: create an account or log into an existing one with the TTV Knowledge Network here. While you’re there, take a look around at our other offerings!

    Convert your concerns for election integrity into action today. If you don’t, who will?

    Schedule a TTV speaker today!

    Just in time for the height of the 2016 Election, True the Vote has fanned out staff and speakers around the southern and southeastern United States -- with more to come. Do you have a meeting or conference coming up and would like to book a speaker on the subject of election integrity? We’ve streamlined the request process with a form now available on the website, here. We can’t wait to address your next event!

    Watch the September 2016 National Webinar Replay

    This month we discussed the value of a new form of election observation: vote by mail. Yes, you can actually keep your eyes on that process, too! If you missed the webinar, you can access a replay, here.

    Engelbrecht: Voter ID Dissenters are Basic Alinsky Agitators

    True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht cut through the noise this week with respect to those who fight against voter ID and similar reforms with Breitbart News. She argued that court fights are less about civil rights and more focused on fomenting division: “The whole debate about Voter ID is really just designed to elicit an emotional response. It’s really a classic Alinsky tactic that “the thing is not the thing.” It’s a shell game. And that’s what Voter ID is being trumped up to be. It’s sad because it does have a negative impact – not only on election integrity as a whole – but also it continues to undermine the confidence of the electorate, and that really is in the longer term more dangerous, because a disengaged electorate truly means a runaway government.” You can check out the full interview here.

    Did you know? PEW Research highlighted a study that detailed the total amount it would cost to collect ALL voter files in the country. True the Vote’s national voter roll research databank costs $126,482 -- just for the raw data! If you haven’t yet, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to help underwrite our research efforts.

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    True the Vote
    23rd of September 2016

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