The man who rigged America's election maps

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Published on 17 Oct 2019, 12:00
The story of the man who gerrymandered America.

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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: nytimes.com/2018/08/21/obituaries/thomas...

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: newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-secret-...

My colleagues Ella Nilsen and Tara Golshan covered the North Carolina maps being thrown out by state courts: vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/9/3/208...

If you want to read arguably the definitive book on modern gerrymandering, check our Daley's book, Ratf**ked: abebooks.com/Ratfked-True-Story-Behind-S...

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/1171950...

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