Winning the Fight for Election Integrity

It was a busy week for the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) exposing and defeating the left’s election shenanigans.

Associate Counsel John Madigan helped ensure Wisconsin's presidential primary election was open, fair, and honest. In addition, RNLA Wisconsin Chair Lane Ruhland addressed a statewide audience with her guest column in support of referendum questions to ban Zuckerbucks.

In California, RNLA President and Executive Director Michael Thielen's hometown newspaper, The Orange County Register, featured his guest column exposing that state's election chaos and confusion.


Madigan was part of a robust GOP election integrity effort to ensure the elections were open, fair, and honest. Early in the day, the election integrity effort spotted a social media post from a left-leaning group that appeared to run afoul of Section 12.11 of the Wisconsin Statutes, which prohibits "election bribery." As captured on Facebook by a local group, the event in question was previously advertised as a GOTV Campaign including an influencer voter turnout competition.

Brown County District Attorney David Lasee wasted no time issuing a letter warning the group their so-called GOTV event's advertising of free food, beverages, and rides to the polls may violate the state ban on “election bribery” if they are provided in return for voting.

The RNLA's tweet thread exposing the scheme was widely circulated on X and even credited with causing the group to cancel their event.

The alleged efforts by left-leaning groups in Brown County, Wisconsin to “buy” votes is unacceptable and shows the importance of speaking up when you see something that doesn't seem right.

In addition to this win for election integrity, Wisconsin voters also approved two ballot questions which will ban billionaire political activists from funding and staffing state and local elections. The Badger State is the 28th state to adopt such a ban, following the widespread 2020 election influencing scheme funded by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan. 

Lane Ruhland's column in, widely considered Wisconsin's premier political news site, is another way RNLA is making a difference in the fight for election integrity.

While California generally only serves as a cautionary tale when it comes to election administration, Michael Thielen's guest column in the Orange County Register noted his hometown of Huntington Beach recently adopted a Voter ID law.