Files Appear to Show Gerrymandering Specialist Unconstitutionally Used Race Data to Draw Voting Maps

A North Carolina court on Tuesday struck down the state’s legislative voting maps, reasoning that the current maps “do not permit voters to freely choose their representative.” The court’s decision hinged on evidence acquired from the computer records of Thomas Hofeller, the recently deceased GOP operative and godfather of modern-day gerrymandering, who spearheaded the state’s efforts to redraw voting maps.

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