Clinton Emails: The FBI apparently found 15’000 new emails

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Dr. Louis Perron
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In a presidential election campaign, voters usually take repeated looks at the main candidates. The FBI has apparently found about 15’000 emails sent by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her private server. How will this affect the election? Of course, it depends a great deal on the content of those emails. Generally speaking, I think that swing voters don’t care that much about what server Clinton used back at the time when she served as Secretary of State. Also, if there is nothing outrageously scandalous in these new emails, timing might work in her favor. I have seen this happening in many campaigns myself: the closer to the election new information becomes public, the more voters see and evaluate it through the prism of the election campaign. “Why only now? If there were something to it, it would have become public earlier”, respondents typically say in such situations in focus groups.