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Michael Thielen has served as the Republican National Lawyers Association’s Executive Director since 2000. He graduated from the University of California Los Angeles (B.A. History, 1989) and Pepperdine School of Law (J.D., 1993) and is a member of the California Bar. Michael worked for the Republican National Committee (RNC) from 1994 through the 1996 election. At the end of the cycle, he worked as a Senior Research Analyst for the RNC. In this position, he uncovered the connection between Arief Wiriadinata and the Clinton administration, which became the Chinese Campaign Finance scandal or the John Huang scandal. He also helped to uncover information linking the Clintons to alleged Mafia Union Boss Arthur Coia. After leaving the RNC, Michael worked for candidates for elected office in Virginia including candidates for Congress, Attorney General and the Virginia House of Delegates. In the latter, he worked for a candidate who unseated a 22-year incumbent. In addition, Michael has executed independent research projects for candidates for Federal and State office. Michael has also worked for conservative advocacy organizations.


Democrats Are Using Courts To Take Redistricting Power Away From Legislatures

op-ed | Michael Thielen
A government of the experts, by the experts and for the experts

Trump Must Continue Undoing Obama's MASSIVE Federal Power Grabs

op-ed | Michael Thielen
It's time to take power back from unelected activists inside and outside of government

From Incompetence to Jim Crow: Elections in Philadelphia Are Out of Control

Opinion | Michael Thielen
'The problems in Philadelphia are extremely serious'

Judicial Nominations: Democrats Have Nothing But Character Attacks

op-ed | Michael Thielen
Senate Republicans are standing up to Democrats’ partisan games.

Accurate Voter Registration Lists Are Essential To Election Integrity

op-ed | Michael Thielen
This is an easy way that we can keep voter fraud to a minimum.

Respect For Free Speech Dwindles Under The Left’s Assault

Opinion | Michael Thielen
We are becoming desensitized to responses to speech that are completely inappropriate.

Is Facebook Using Foreign Influence As An Excuse To Censor Conservatives?

Opinion | Michael Thielen
In its haste to address one problem, Facebook has opened an entirely different can of worms.

Why Are College Students' Votes Worth More Than Everyone Else's?

Opinion | Michael Thielen
People with addresses in multiple states can lie to make their vote count more.

On Voting, Schumer Apparently Considers Some Democrats Neo-Nazis

Opinion | Michael Thielen
The comparison is wrong and offensive

Loretta Lynch: Politics Over Justice

Opinion | Michael Thielen
Democrats are trying to undermine any government not run by them.

Why Not Designate Elections As 'Critical Infrastructure'?

Opinion | Michael Thielen
This designation could make actual hacking of election tallying processes a legitimate reality

Why Establishment Democrats Won’t “Count” Vote Fraud in Florida

Opinion | Michael Thielen
'Democrats seemingly reward vote fraud'

Why The Commission on Electoral Integrity Is Necessary

Opinion | Michael Thielen
Protecting the integrity of our elections is key to our functioning republic

Democratic Obstructionism Needs To End

Opinion | Michael Thielen
Liberals are all for 'big government,' until they are no longer in control of it.

FEC's Commissioner, Weintraub, Flagrantly Abusing Power

Opinion | Michael Thielen
Unless stopped, Federal Election Commission could 'infringe on the jurisdiction of other federal agencies, Congress, and the states.'

The Left's Crusade Against Honest Elections

Opinion | Michael Thielen
According to some leftists, simply being a Republican means supporting voter disenfranchisement...

The Democratic Party's Sore-Loser Theater

Opinion | Michael Thielen
It is time for Hillary Clinton and her sycophant supporters in the media to accept election results.

The Left's Campaign To Silence Opposing Views

Opinion | Michael Thielen
The left no longer wants to even try to win the debate. That's why they fear free speech.

Democrats Think Their First Amendment Is Different (And Superior)

Opinion | Michael Thielen
Intellectual discussion and competition is what establishment Democrats fear most.

The Other, Much Worse Hacking Story

Opinion | Michael Thielen
Obama appointees spent years trying to interfere with elections using state databases.

The Death Of The Reid Rule

Opinion | Michael Thielen
Gorsuch has been confirmed, and years of partisan dysfunction on judicial nominations has begun to end.

Democrats Should Hold To Their Own Standards

Opinion | Michael Thielen
If Democrats stick to the rules they made, Neil Gorsuch will be quickly confirmed.

Yes, Democrats Have Tried To Rig Elections

Opinion | Michael Thielen
McAuliffe’s order included felons still under involuntary supervision.

President Obama's voter registration hypocrisy

Opinion | Michael Thielen
Despite his former WH counsel's advice, the president would rather demagogue about voter suppression.

Three liberal myths about the McCutcheon campaign finance decision

Opinion | Michael Thielen
No, the Koch Brothers haven't just been handed American democracy.


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