Host Dermot Murnaghan was also joined by Sky’s Siobhan Robbins and Harvey J Kaye, Emeritus Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at UW-Green Bay, in examining the rise of Trumpism, what it is and why it will live on. Source: No longer swinging but Trumpism will live on, Sky News
The past year gave us a lot of reasons to be angry, and all that frustration can be harmful to our mental health. We talk with a psychologist (UW-Green Bay Prof. Ryan Martin) about how to manage anger and turn it into positive action.
UW-Green Bay Professor Weinschenk is featured in a PBS Wisconsin Live Facebook video titled, “Noon Wednesday: The Day After the Election.” Election officials have been urging for patience as votes are tallied for 2020 races, but there are some things we do know about Wisconsin’s results. Angela Lang from Black Leaders Organizing for Communities, and Aaron Weinschenk, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay political scientist, unpack election outcomes.
UW-Green Bay Associate Professor David Helpap (Political Science) said, “It really shouldn’t be that surprising. Over the last few elections we’ve seen the vote in Wisconsin be very close.” Helpap says a history of close vote counts makes Wisconsin a state to watch every election.
“By looking at how many young people are voting early in this election, it shows that they have the potential to really be one of the defining demographics in how this election turns out,” says Kaia Stueck, the chairperson of UWGB’s College Democrats.
Scholars say there’s one issue both candidates (for 8th Congressional District) should pay special attention to because it’s a reality for all voters. Phil Clampitt, chair of Communication for UW-Green Bay says, “The issue would probably be COVID and the way it’s being managed and handled. It continues to be the area where there’s the greatest discrepancy between the way Democrats view the issue and Republicans view the issue.”
Even though record-breaking amounts of absentee ballots have been cast, UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Nolan Bennett says the upcoming campaign stops from both Trump and Biden remain relevant. “It’s important because until the decisions have been fully made whether it’s Nov. 3rd or 4th or a month later, every vote counts for these campaigns,” said Bennett.
Voters in wards 1, 2, and 3 will vote at the spacious Kress Center, East/West Gym. Signs will be posted at the entrances to campus at Scottwood Drive, Nicolet Drive, and Bay Settlement Road will direct voters to the Center. Source: UWGB Voters (Wards 1, 2, and 3) will Move to Kress Center – Green Bay Wi
“We (Professor Aaron Weinschenk and other guest columnists) feel that is important to make it clear that delays that occur following the close of the polls on Election Day should not be taken as an indication that there are problems or that the system is somehow flawed. Processing the large number of absentee ballots that will be received this year will take time given the numerous steps involved, all of which are designed to ensure that all ballots are counted fairly and accurately.”
UW-Green Bay will safely welcome voters on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020, to the Kress Events Center, where the East/West gyms will host Wards 1, 2 and 3 for the City of Green Bay. In the past, UW-Green Bay’s University Union would be used as a host facility for elections. However, the Kress Events Center has both ample parking, and a greater ability to follow all social distancing guidelines. Find out more about the Polling locations at the City of Green Bay website. More information including how to vote absentee, how to register, and how to find your polling place is available at MyVote.wi.gov.