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#4 Davidson County: In a modern-day version of Watergate, a person broke into the Davidson County Election Commission offices in Nashville over the Christmas holidays and stole laptops that contained the names and social security numbers for 337,000 voters. The police recovered the hard drives from the stolen laptops several weeks later, and they believe the data was not tampered with. The suspected thief turned himself in to police, saying he had sold the laptops for US$80 and a six-pack of beer.

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