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Trust? Don’t.

The nation’s top voting machine maker has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed remote-access software on election-management systems it sold over a period of six years, raising questions about the security of those systems and the integrity of elections that were conducted with them.

In a letter sent to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) in April and obtained recently by Motherboard, Election Systems and Software acknowledged that it had “provided pcAnywhere remote connection software … to a small number of customers between 2000 and 2006,” which was installed on the election-management system ES&S sold them.

Not Quite Clever Enough

A woman said a vehicle behind her in the drive-thru kept striking her rear bumper. She pointed to a vehicle driven by Stevens, 69, of Vero Beach.

Stevens said he’s never had a valid Florida driver’s license. Deputies noticed he did have an open bottle of liquor in a brown paper bag in the passenger seat.

Stevens smelled of booze, saying he felt “pretty good.”

He said he was drinking Jim Beam bourbon from the bottle in the passenger seat. He said he was drinking at “stop signs.”

“He further explained that he was not drinking while the car was moving and only when he stopped for stop signs and traffic signals,” the affidavit states.

Kill da Wabbit

There’s a statue of Richard Wagner overlooking Lake Erie, in Cleveland. Why?

A permanent Cleveland example of Wagner-mania can be found in Edgewater Park. In 1911, the Goethe-Schiller Society, made up of German immigrants and German-Americans, commissioned sculptor Herman N. Matzen to create a statue of Wagner for the park. The statue depicts the composer standing in long coat and beret, his left hand holding gloves and a document, which could be a score or one of his polemical writings.

Wagner himself was never in Cleveland.