Talking turnout: Weinschenk offers context for Press-Gazette voter story
Assistant Prof. Aaron Weinschenk talked turnout for a Saturday (Nov. 8) Green Bay Press-Gazette recap of Tuesday’s midterm election. Despite record turnout statewide (for a regular gubernatorial election), numbers were not as robust in Brown County, the story said. Northeastern Wisconsin is considered a swing area, and saw plenty of visits from Gov. Scott Walker and challenger Mary Burke. “Turnout isn’t all driven by campaigns,” Weinschenk said. “They can do things and try to mobilize voters, but there are other things at play, such as the political awareness of the area or just the time of the election. Candidate appearances, although they get a lot of media attention, won’t send participation through the roof.” Full story.