The protection service of the US president and senior government officials will bolster the number of agents around Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden, according to the Washington Post on Friday, as he was close to a victory in the presidential election.
The Secret Service will add staff in Wilmington, Delaware after campaign team Biden told the federal agency it would continue to occupy the convention center in Wilmington, the town where Joe Biden lives, on Friday and that the candidate could deliver an important speech there today.
This federal agency protected Joe Biden when he was vice president, and then again since last March according to CNN, when he won in his party’s presidential primaries.
Usual protection for a possible “elected president”
Such protection is usual for candidates for the White House. It is not as imposing as for the president himself, but on the other hand, it becomes comparable if the candidate wins the election and becomes the “president-elect” until his inauguration on January 20.
Barack Obama had benefited from particularly enhanced security when he was a candidate for the White House in 2008. Death threats had reached him by mail. The Secret Service feared in particular a small group claiming to be “the supremacy of the white race”.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr