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Renewed Calls For Patriotism Over Politics When Drawing District Lines

Wisconsin state Sen. Van Wanggaard (center) attends an event at Gorney Park in Caledonia, Wis., in 2012.
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Wisconsin state Sen. Van Wanggaard (center) attends an event at Gorney Park in Caledonia, Wis., in 2012.

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Wisconsin Sen. Van Wanggaard's leafy neighborhood in Racine, Wis.
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Wisconsin Sen. Van Wanggaard's leafy neighborhood in Racine, Wis.

Gerrymandering is "about rigging elections," says former Wisconsin state Sen. Tim Cullen. "The elections are decided the day the map is drawn."
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Gerrymandering is "about rigging elections," says former Wisconsin state Sen. Tim Cullen. "The elections are decided the day the map is drawn."

At what point do you stop being a partisan and stand up and be a patriot?

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Corrected: September 28, 2017 at 9:00 PM PDT
A previous version of this story misspelled some references to Van Wanggaard's last name as Wanggard or Wangaard.
Ailsa Chang
Ailsa Chang is an award-winning journalist who hosts All Things Considered along with Ari Shapiro, Audie Cornish, and Mary Louise Kelly. She landed in public radio after practicing law for a few years.
Selena Simmons-Duffin reports on health policy for NPR.