GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US I'M GRACE DITZLER.
NADINE IS OFF TONIGHT.
HE ADMITTED SHOOTING FIVE INNOCENT PEOPLE IN WESTERN
WASHINGTON ONE WEEK AGO TONIGHT.
BUT, NOW, THE OUTRAGE OVER THE CASCADE MALL SHOOTER'S
ACTIONS HAVE TURNED FROM THE RAMPAGE - TO HIS VOTING
AR-JEAN SHEH-TIN SHOT FIVE PEOPLE INSIDE THE BURLINGTON,
WASHINGTON MACY'S STORE LAST FRIDAY.
AFTER HIS ARREST, IT CAME TO LIGHT THAT HE IMMIGRATED
HE CAME INTO THE COUNTRY LEGALLY - BUT A SEATTLE TV
STATION REPORTED HE WAS NOT A U.S.
AND, HE MANAGED TO VOTE IN 3 ELECTIONS.
THEY'VE SINCE CORRECTED THAT STORY, SAYING HE IS,
IN FACT, A CITIZEN.
BUT, THE CONFUSION HAS ALREADY LED TO A PROPOSED CHANGE
IN STATE LAW.
KXLY4'S MELISSA LUCK, WORKING FOR YOU WITH A PROPOSAL
TO CHECK VOTERS CITIZENSHIP BEFORE THEY'RE ALLOWED
It's been a whirlwind of a week for state elections
county auditors from across the state happened to
be meeting here in Spokane when news broke that the
Cascade Mall Shooter was voting, despite not being
Even this morning, as she presented a change in the
law to prevent this from happening, Secretary of State
Kim Wyman was visibly shaken - and, unclear of the
status of this man's right to vote in our state.
SOT/KIM WYMAN @ :22 - TODAY BIN - SEC OF STATE
Mr Cetin registered to vote in 2014.
And, he's voted three times since.
on each of those occasions, he affirmed, he was a
citizen of the United States.
FLANKED BY COUNTY AUDITORS FROM ACROSS WASHINGTON,
SECRETARY OF STATE KIM WYMAN TODAY USED THE BURLINGTON
SHOOTER AS AN EXAMPLE OF LAWS IN OUR STATE THAT NEED
LAWS THAT, RIGHT NOW, PREVENT THE STATE FOR ASKING
FOR PROOF THAT A WOULD-BE VOTER IS A U.S.
SOT/WYMAN @ :50
We can't ask.
We can't verify.
TODAY, SECRETARY WYMAN LAID OUT HOW SHE WANTS THAT
SHE WANTS WASHINGTON TO GET ON BOARD WITH THE REAL
ID ACT, ALREADY APPROVED BY CONGRESS.
IT WOULD REQUIRE PEOPLE TO PRESENT CITIZENSHIP VERIFICATION
TO GET A DRIVER'S LICENSE.
THEN, COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICES COULD VERIFY THAT WHEN
SOMEONE REGISTERS TO VOTE.
IT WOULD ALSO INCLUDE AUTOMATIC REGISTRATION.
MEANING ONCE CITIZENSHIP AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS ARE
PROVEN, THAT PERSON WOULD BE AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERED
SOT @ :08
Our goal is to balance access and security.
YOu can't have unlimited access and you can't have
such tight security that people can't engage.
That's what we're really trying to do is balance those
CETIN FILE & POSSIBLY VOTING FILE?
THE STATION THAT ORIGINALLY
REPORTED CETIN'S NON CITIZENSHIP
HAS SINCE WALKED BACK THE STORY.
SAYING THEY'VE SINCE BEEN TOLD HE IS A CITIZEN - AND
IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE.
THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE SAYS THE CONFUSION
ITSELF PROVES THE POINT.
AND THAT IT'S TIME WASHINGTON JOIM THE OTHER 47 STATES
WHO ALREADY HAVE REAL ID IN PLACE.
Nothing, of course, will happen in time for this election.
it's something the legislature will likely take up
Even if they don't do it now, they'll have to figure
out something soon.
Homeland Security has already told Washington get
real ID in place by 2018 - or we won't be able to
board a plane.
I'm Melissa Luck, kxly4 news