On election security, these members bring a fresh(man) take

WASHINGTON (AP) — For eight weeks, a group of freshman members of Congress have been quietly meeting to tackle a problem they feel their more senior colleagues haven’t done enough to address: election security.

The six Democrats and one Republican call themselves Task Force Sentry, a title that’s meant to show their focus on creating legislation that helps keep foreign adversaries from interfering with the U.S. political system. They bring a variety of backgrounds to the table, including some with experience in the CIA, military and the technology field.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report detailed how Russian operatives used information warfare to attack the 2016 U.S. election process.

The group told The Associated Press that it had found significant national security gaps in congressional efforts to prevent such tampering from happening again.

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