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Old 01-06-2020, 11:15 PM
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Daughter of GOP's Gerrymandering Mastermind Has Released His Maps and Files


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The daughter of late GOP gerrymandering mastermind just put all of his files online in a Google Drive for anyone to read.
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But on Sunday, his daughter, Stephanie, who identifies as an anarchist, tweeted them out. She’d announced her plans to release the files last month and has now made them public on a website: thehofellerfiles.com, which links to a Google Drive full of his emails and documents related to his gerrymandering work.
Here's the files: http://www.thehofellerfiles.com
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Thanks for that, davidm! I owe you one!
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Old 01-07-2020, 07:48 AM
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You're welcome. Does this affect your state?
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I'm cautiously optimistic (the only way I'm optimistic lately) that this will be a smoking gun that will lead to big changes in court decisions and legislative priorities around gerrymandering. It's a centuries-old subversion of democracy that needs to end.
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Old 01-07-2020, 10:31 AM
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I'm cautiously optimistic (the only way I'm optimistic lately) that this will be a smoking gun that will lead to big changes in court decisions and legislative priorities around gerrymandering. It's a centuries-old subversion of democracy that needs to end.
You and me both. Voters should be able to choose their representatives, not the other way around.
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You're welcome. Does this affect your state?
Unsure. I'm in Nevada, so it's not as direct a connection as many east coast states, but the guy did work for ddamn near everyone it seems. Mostly I just appreciate the opportunity to pick through things myself.

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Unsure. I'm in Nevada, so it's not as direct a connection as many east coast states, but the guy did work for ddamn near everyone it seems. Mostly I just appreciate the opportunity to pick through things myself.
If you find anything interesting, post it.
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If you find anything interesting, post it.
Vampire erotica. Is that interesting? Because there's some of that in there among other types of erotica.

For real.
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I'm cautiously optimistic (the only way I'm optimistic lately) that this will be a smoking gun that will lead to big changes in court decisions and legislative priorities around gerrymandering. It's a centuries-old subversion of democracy that needs to end.
Paging the SCOTUS. Yeah, I am not at all optimistic.
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Vampire erotica. Is that interesting? Because there's some of that in there among other types of erotica.



For real.
That may be interesting, beyond prurient interest.

It shows that he maybe didn't bother, or maybe even understand, about encrypting files, so there could be some legally or politically interesting stuff that's not hidden.
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That may be interesting, beyond prurient interest.

It shows that he maybe didn't bother, or maybe even understand, about encrypting files, so there could be some legally or politically interesting stuff that's not hidden.
He also failed to encrypt the baby pictures. This isn't a release of his maps and files, it's a dump of his entire personal harddrive. I'm a little creeped out pokng through it.
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He also failed to encrypt the baby pictures. This isn't a release of his maps and files, it's a dump of his entire personal harddrive. I'm a little creeped out pokng through it.
On reddit some people mentioned that they found child porn erotica on the hard drive too. Not sure if that was put there intentionally to scare people away or if that was just something the guy was into.
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Or maybe some people on reddit are full of crap? I'd wait on believing that.
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Old 01-08-2020, 12:28 PM
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https://www.reddit.com/r/HofellerDoc...fiction_found/

https://www.reddit.com/r/HofellerDoc...sue_goes_deep/

https://www.reddit.com/r/HofellerDoc...erature_found/

At the very least, it should be looked into. I wonder if he did that to scare people out of looking into his hard drive.
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Old 01-08-2020, 01:49 PM
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https://www.reddit.com/r/HofellerDoc...fiction_found/

https://www.reddit.com/r/HofellerDoc...sue_goes_deep/

https://www.reddit.com/r/HofellerDoc...erature_found/

At the very least, it should be looked into. I wonder if he did that to scare people out of looking into his hard drive.
How would that work? Was he planning on him dying and his daughter releasing the drive contents?

In any case it wouldnt deter law enforcement or the courts.
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Old 01-08-2020, 02:15 PM
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I'm wondering if he left them there to scare people out of downloading and sifting through his hard drive contents if that ever happened.

Or he could just be into that stuff and figured nobody would see it.
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In any case it wouldnt deter law enforcement or the courts.
Do they arrest and prosecute dead guys?
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I'm wondering if he left them there to scare people out of downloading and sifting through his hard drive contents if that ever happened.

Or he could just be into that stuff and figured nobody would see it.
So his clever plan was to make himself look like a pedophile to scare away snoopers? Yeah, no.
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How big of an a-hole must this guy have been for his own kid to dox him like this.
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Do they arrest and prosecute dead guys?
Of course not, but some of those files might be relevant in redistricting cases.
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If there's child pornish stuff there, and his daughter posted it where others could get it, she may want to lawyer up.
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So his clever plan was to make himself look like a pedophile to scare away snoopers? Yeah, no.
That reminds me of workaholics when someone painted 'rape van' on the side of their van. When other people asked them why he said 'its so nobody bothers me. Nobody is going to break into a van that says rape on it.'
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How big of an a-hole must this guy have been for his own kid to dox him like this.
I don't know how true it is, but I've heard his daughter was in an abusive relationship, so her father used that as evidence of why his daughter should have her kids taken away from her and possibly put in foster care.

Granted, if she failed to protect her kids from abuse I can see why (I'd want the grandkids taken away if my kid didn't protect them from abuse). But that could damage a relationship.

https://www.herald-dispatch.com/news...fa083dd3b.html
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Old 01-09-2020, 09:49 AM
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If there's child pornish stuff there, and his daughter posted it where others could get it, she may want to lawyer up.
That's a good point. I haven't heard anything about pictures. I'm not sure about the legality of text stuff.
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I thought the GOP or one of its entities sued to prevent the release of these files on the basis that they're protected by attorney-client privilege. What happened with that?
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