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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 29, 2017 at 12:00 AM EDT
A previous version of this story misspelled some references to Van Wanggaard's last name as Wanggard or Wangaard.
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