Calls to relieve President Trump of his presidential powers by invoking 25th Amendment | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

After the violence in our nation’s capital there are calls for the removal of the president from office. Kris Schuller explains how that would work if the president’s Cabinet were to invoke the 25th Amendment. “You have to go home now. We have to have peace,” said President Trump. Long after his supporters stormed the Capitol, President Trump finally released a one-minute-long video telling them to go home. But also making clear how he felt about the violent mob.“We love you, you’re very special,” Trump said. President Trump releases new video condemning violence; commits to peaceful transfer of power And those words coming from the president in the middle of this chaos have many on Thursday demanding he be removed from office.“It’s time to invoke the 25th Amendment and to end this nightmare,” said Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois). “The president is unfit and the president is unwell and the president must now relinquish control of the Executive Branch voluntarily or involuntarily.” The 25th Amendment creates a way to designate a head of state when the president is disabled or dies. But it also includes a process for removing the president’s power, when others think they’re unable to do their job. With the results certified, what could be next for Donald Trump? “You need the vice president to actually take that first step and you need the people in his Cabinet to agree,” said David Helpap (Political Science), a UW-Green Bay political science professor.

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Moving forward after the Electoral College vote in 2020 presidential election | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) In Wisconsin and around the nation, presidential electors met to formally choose America’s next president. Kris Schuller reports with the election now over many voters hope we can find a way forward.Six weeks after election day Democrat presidential electors in Wisconsin and the nation, gathered to officially choose Joe Biden as our next president. A process that voters hope puts the country on a path forward.

President-elect Biden beat President Trump by more than 7 million votes and while the Electoral College officially means Biden is our next president, political experts doubt the president will ever concede.

“There probably will still be some pushback and while it won’t be legal or formal, it will most definitely occur in the court of public opinion,” said political expert David Helpap, who teaches at UW-Green Bay.

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Assoc. Prof. Jon Shelton recently published in Jacobin magazine

Associate Professor Jon Shelton (History) recently published the article, “The End of Public Schools Would Mean the End of the Common Good” in Jacobin online magazine. Shelton discusses the idea of looking at schools as institutions to educate kids to be citizens in a democracy with expectations for better lives instead of “human capital.” This site has the full article.

Faculty note: Prof. Weinschenk publishes paper in Electoral Studies 

UW-Green Bay Professor Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) recently had a peer-reviewed article accepted for publication. The paper is titled “The Relationship Between Political Attitudes and Political Engagement: Evidence from Monozygotic Twins in the United States, Sweden, Germany, and Denmark.” It is co-authored with Chris Dawes (New York University), Sven Oskarsson (Uppsala University, Sweden), Robert Klemmensen (Southern Denmark University), and Asbjørn Sonne Nørgaard (Cevea, Denmark). The paper will be published in Electoral Studies.

Prof. Weinschenk interviewed in the Washington Post on pandemic and partisanship

Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) was quoted in the Washington Post today, discussing the Republican party and the ongoing pandemic. “To many Republican voters, ‘masks have become a symbol of assaults on freedom,’ said Aaron Weinschenk, chair of the political science department at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. ‘I’ve heard so many times, You know what’s best for your family, so you should decide.’” See the story.

Prof. Coen presents on online pedagogy and inclusive teaching

UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Alise Coen (Political Science, Public & Environmental Affairs) delivered a presentation about online pedagogy and inclusive teaching to the Western Political Science Association (WPSA) Inclusive Teaching & Pedagogy Virtual Community on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Her presentation focused on designing online discussion prompts and best practices for inclusivity in asynchronous online learning. More information is available on the Western Political Science Association Website.

Prof. Weinschenk interviews with PBS

UW-Green Bay Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) spent some time with PBS post-election. The following is an excerpt from pbswisconsin.org:

“Aaron, do you attribute Biden’s current lead and perceived lead over Trump to be from the surge in Madison, Milwaukee and Metro areas? And did we see higher voter turnout than 2016 in other parts of the state?

Yeah, certainly seems to be the case that turnout went up substantially in places like Dane County and Milwaukee County, but I was looking at the vote totals in other parts of the state, and it seems to have gone up there as well. In Brown County, which is the county I’m currently in. There seems to be a lot more people participating. When I looked at the Western part of the state, just looking at the raw numbers of votes compared between 2016 and 2020, seems to be more people turning out to vote. I didn’t look at every single county, but it seems to be a trend of more people engaged in this election than in the last presidential election, at least.

Do you think that higher turnout is going to continue?

I think that it seems likely. Past this election, we’ll see. I think it probably depends on the perceived importance of the election and who the candidates are, but you know, this may be the boost that people need to get more involved. So I think it’s a good sign that so many people got out and participated in this election.”

And more from “Here and Now” on Friday.