Election integrity in Highland area

Jackie Nutting of the Institute for Fair Elections was the guest speaker at the San Bernardino Republican Women Federation luncheon on May 31.

It takes vigilance to keep the right to vote safe in the United States. It's an effort that Jackie Nutting of the Institute for Fair Elections is happy to spearhead.

Nutting was the guest speaker at the San Bernardino Republican Women's Federation luncheon on Friday, May 31. There, she advised federation members of her efforts, promoted her book, "How to find and eliminate illegal votes: An election handbook," and answered their many questions.

While she has tackled the issue of outdated voter registrations for a long time, she says there's still work to be done. San Bernardino County is no exception, she says.

"I will speak to the county in general. There are thousands of registrants who have not voted in the past four to eight years that need to be removed from the voter registration lists. There are also hundreds of people who are registered to vote at addresses that are not domiciles."

Not only are these addresses not places to live, they are sometimes places one would not expect.

"People are registered at campgrounds, government offices and retail stores to name a few. This is happening across California and in other states as well," according to Nutting.

Together with her husband, Bruce, Nutting has been working for over a decade to hold registrars accountable for maintaining voter rolls legal and current. But they can't do it all by themselves:

Nutting invites readers to purchase a copy of "How to find and eliminate illegal votes: An election handbook," which is available online through Amazon and Barnes & Noble in paperback or E-book format.

To learn more, visit instituteforfairelections.org.

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