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Rose Institute manager Bob Walters explains to Washington state legislative staffers how to use a $41,500 redistricting computer system and database in April 1981. Photo: AP

How Redistricting Became a Technological Arms Race

A look inside the technological arms race for the future of political redistricting.


These ain’t your grandfather’s gerrymanders.

Gone is the era of elaborate cartographical sketches and oil paintings of salamanders, and of salted old-timer…

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