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North Carolina Election Agencies First Learned They'd Been Hacked From Leaked Documents Published By The Intercept

At the time, the documents leaked by NSA contractor Reality Winner -- showing Russian interference in the recent election -- didn't seem to be of much importance. They showed something that had long been suspected, but also showed the NSA performing the sort of surveillance no one really disapproves of. The documents were in the public's interest, but weren't necessarily of the "whistleblower" variety.
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