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Former U.S. and European Leaders Start Group to Fight Election Hacking

  • U.S.’s Biden and ex-NATO chief Rasmussen are on new commission
  • Ex-Homeland Security chief Chertoff cites ‘sense of urgency’
Former Vice President Joe Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

U.S. and European governments have failed to effectively respond to growing threats from Russia and elsewhere to meddle in elections, according to former officials including former Vice President Joe Biden who say they’re going to help close that gap.

More than 20 elections in North America and Europe over the next two years will provide ‘’fertile ground’’ for interference like that seen during the U.S. presidential election in 2016, former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told reporters Friday in Washington.