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When Republican mapmaker Thomas Hofeller
died in 2018, we learned exactly how far Republicans were willing to go to gerrymander political districts - and rig elections to give themselves majorities in statehouses and Congress.
Here's Hofeller's obituary from 2018, before his files were released: www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/obituaries/thomas-hofeller-republican-master-of-political-maps-dies-at-75.html
And here's David Daley
- one of the leading experts on gerrymandering - writing about Hofeller's files, which show the intent behind the maps he drew: www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-secret-files-of-the-master-of-modern-republican-gerrymandering
My colleagues Ella Nilsen and Tara Golshan covered the North Carolina maps being thrown out by state courts: www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/9/3/20848087/north-carolina-court-republican-gerrymander-state-legislature-map
If you want to read arguably the definitive book on modern gerrymandering, check our Daley's book, Ratf**ked: www.abebooks.com/Ratfked-True-Story-Behind-Secret-Plan/30446946813/bd
Lastly, here's footage of the maps being redrawn on a livestream - and one Republican state senator getting caught trying to gerrymander more Republicans into his district: twitter.com/johnbisognano/status/1171950792196141056?lang=en Vox.com
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