President-elect?: US secret service ramps up Joe Biden’s protection

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The United Secret has ramped up the protection provided for the ’s vice and the strong contender for the Washington Office, Joe Biden.

Joe Biden based on the election count is leading the incumbent , Donald . As at the time of this publication, based on Associated Press, a big US media outlet’s data, Biden’s college was 264 while has gathered 214.

The required college votes to be declared winner is pegged at 270. The awaits final Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, and North Carolina. According to Washington Post report, the Secret has detailed more agents to Delaware, Biden’s hometown, to increase the amount of protection around him after the campaign for the Democratic nominee noted they would be requiring of the Wilmington convention centre for at least one more day suggestions that the Vice could make a speech on Friday.

Although the Secret does not publicly discuss its security arrangements for the president or the candidates it protects, dozens of agents are currently providing security for the Biden campaign at the Chase Center at the Riverfront convention centre in Wilmington. Biden’s additional security would begin on Friday, however, it is not the full protective detail that would normally accompany a president-elect, but it is more elevated than his current setup, DailyMail reported. Part of the ’s Secret mission reads; “The Secret is recognized for the physical protection it provides to the nation’s highest elected leaders, visiting foreign dignitaries, facilities and events. [US Election] Analysis: Why media ‘call’ Arizona for Joe Biden “In order to ensure a secure environment for protectees, the Secret Service integrates a variety of innovative technologies and maintains a highly skilled and motivated workforce.” Biden had earlier received Secret Service protection in March for protection as a , sources familiar the matter told CNN back then. “The US Secret Service can confirm Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad F. Wolf, along the Congressional Advisory Committee has authorized that the Secret Service provide physical protection for , vice president Joseph Biden,” a Secret Service spokesperson said in a statement quoted by CNN.

Biden’s Secret Service was code named “Celtic,” according to two sources familiar the matter, which was his code name as vice president. If Biden is finally declared the winner of the presidential election but still refuses to concede, the Secret Service may be told to wait until mid-December when the college meets before treating Biden as the president-elect according to the Washington Post. Either way, the Secret Service would be likely to ramp up protection on Biden well before that date, a former agent said to the Post.