RNLA Honors Philip R. Thomas as 2024 Recipient of the Betty Murphy Award

Recognized for undisputed political acumen & selfless service

(Washington, D.C.) –  The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) is pleased to announce Philip R. Thomas as the recipient of the 2024 Betty Murphy Award, which will be presented at the National Policy Conference on May 17 in Arlington, Virginia.

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RNLA in The Federalist: Democrats’ Election Games Have One Thing In Common: Shifting Power From Voters To Party Bosses

The Republican National Lawyers Association President and Executive Director Michael Thielen exposes the Democrats' election schemes in a guest column for The Federalist. Thielen notes the liberal elites have designed a system that first and foremost keeps them in power.

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RNLA in The Washington Times: Courts push back against Democrats’ fringe legal assaults on honest, fair elections

RNLA Vice President for Election Education Trevor Stanley's recent guest column in The Washington Times, Courts push back against Democrats' fringe legal assaults on honest, fair elections, is a must read if you want to understand how Democrats' lawfare strategy led by attorney Marc Elias is unraveling at the appellate level.

 

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RNLA in the News: Michigan's Mismanaged Voter Rolls Undermine Election Confidence

Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) Membership Director Anna Dean, a Michigan native and a veteran of Michigan politics, is featured in The Detroit News with a guest column exposing how the mismanaged voter rolls in Michigan pose a threat to election confidence.

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RNLA in the News: California Leads the Nation in Election Chaos and Confusion

The Orange County Register today featured a guest column by RNLA President and Executive Director Michael Thielen looking at California's election chaos and confusion. Thielen, a native of Huntington Beach, CA, notes his hometown is actually a bright spot, having recently adopted a new Voter ID measure.

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RNLA in the News: Dark money groups threaten Wisconsin’s election confidence

A guest column by RNLA Wisconsin Chair Lane Ruhland regarding Wisconsin referendum Questions 1 and 2 was published today by WisPolitics.com. These referendum questions are on the ballot this Tuesday, April 2. Ruhland makes the case to vote in favor of these two Questions, which together would ban third-party funding of elections, or so-called "Zuckerbucks,” if approved by Wisconsin voters.

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RNLA Honors Senator Cruz with Ed Meese Award

Cruz upholds the rule of law despite political attacks

 

(Washington, D.C.) – The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) is pleased to present the 2024 Ed Meese Award to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). The Hon. Edwin Meese III Award is bestowed upon an individual who has upheld the rule of law in the face of adverse political challenges and is presented at the National Policy Conference each spring in Washington, DC.

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RNLA Congratulates Michael Whatley on His Election as RNC Chairman

‘Whatley established national model on election integrity operations’

 

(Washington, D.C.) – The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) congratulates Michael Whatley on being elected Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC). Whatley replaces outgoing Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

Previously, Whatley served as the Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party and the General Counsel for the Republican National Committee.

 “Michael Whatley brings a long history of tireless work for the Republican Party in North Carolina and across the country,” said RNLA Chair Marc Ellinger. “As General Counsel to the Republican National Committee, he has worked to ensure the integrity of our elections. On behalf of the RNLA, I look forward to working with Chairman Whatley and making sure the 2024 elections are free and fair across the United States.”

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RNLA In the News: The Insurrection Party Hasn't Accepted a GOP President Win Since1988

RNLA President and Executive Director Michael Thielen was quoted in an article published by Restoration News.

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The Insurrection Party Hasn't Accepted a GOP President Win Since1988

Restoration News
By Hayden Ludwig

“The fact is, Democrats have not accepted a Republican Presidential victory since 1988,” Republican National Lawyers Association president Michael Thielen told Restoration News. “Just two weeks ago President Biden was denying the election of the current Republican Governor of Virginia. Now they are taking it to another level and trying to even deny the likely Republican nominee’s appearance on the ballot.”

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RNLA in the News: Georgia joins other states in shooting down ranked-choice voting

An op-ed written by RNLA Georgia Chapter Chair Jason Thompson was recently published by The Center Square.

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Op-Ed: Georgia joins other states in shooting down ranked-choice voting

The Center Square

By Jason Thompson

Ranked-choice voting proponents have employed deceptive messaging, framing it as based on "the idea of fairness," to sway public opinion. A polling memo revealed that such misleading arguments resonate with the electorate. This deceptive approach was evident ahead of a Wisconsin Senate hearing on a bill seeking to force the state to adopt ranked-choice voting.

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