After Macron email leak, Le Pen becomes bettors’ favorite

Voters don’t like the smell of Macron’s hacked emails

PARIS, May 6 (Reuters) – France sought to keep a computer hack of frontrunner images-1Emmanuel Macron’s campaign emails from influencing the outcome of the presidential election, with the electoral commission warning on Saturday that it may be a criminal offence to republish the data.

Macron’s team said a “massive” hack had dumped emails, documents and campaign financing information online just before campaigning ended on Friday and France entered a quiet period, effectively forbidding politicians from commenting on the leak.

Meanwhile, bookies say the money’s on longshot Le Pen

Marine Le Pen is attracting 90 percent of the bets on the eve of the French presidential election, as people gamble that France is in line for an upset, says the British-based betting firm Ladbrokes.GettyImages-678633274-640x426

Despite the polls favoring her centrist rival, gamblers are putting money on the idea that France may be in line for a political shock similar to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union or Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election.

With “so many political upsets in recent times, we are not surprised to see punters ignoring the polls,” said a bookie. “Le Pen is attracting the weight of money.” –Breitbart

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