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Alexi McCammond May 6, 2017
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The latest on the French election interference

Christophe Ena / AP

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is having a Hillary Clinton moment after "a significant amount of data" (roughly 70,000 files) from his campaign emails have been leaked just days before the election.

Where they came from: France's election campaign commission told AP that the data is from "information systems and mail accounts from some of his campaign managers."

Why it matters: French rules prohibit candidates from campaigning for 44 hours (from Friday through Sunday, election day). This means that Macron cannot campaign or address the leaked emails before people head to the polls, but some in overseas territories have already started voting.