Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The root cause of Washington gridlock? Relational databases

Mark Diamond theorizes at Inside Counsel.
"with advent of the relational database literally every single household could be loaded into an electronic 'map,' and this information used to draw incredibly precise political districts. Savvy politicians who controlled the redistricting process could then create seeming neutral, but fully and safe districts, ensuring their party was likely to receive at least 55 percent of the vote, for example, because they could now track every single known voter."