Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 524 words, a 2-minute read.
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A small agency in Washington state is about to break new ground by letting residents vote by smartphone.
Why it matters: The U.S. suffers from chronically low voter turnout, but experts are concerned that internet voting is vulnerable to hacking and manipulation.
The big picture: There's a world of difference between federal elections and more local races, and this is definitely the latter.
Between the lines: The officials plan to make copies of the votes for auditing, but this wouldn't solve manipulation before votes are cast.
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Above: Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow passes through security at the Capitol.
Highlights from today:
From the room, via Axios' Alayna Treene:
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In one of the oddest viral marketing campaigns in a while, "Mr. Peanut" is dead.
"A separate spot featuring Mr. Peanut's funeral will run in the game 'so the world can mourn the loss of the beloved legume together,'" Planters said.