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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.

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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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