UNITED STATES – The US Secret Service has increased security around the candidate of the Democratic Party, Joe Biden, with his chances of becoming the next president increasing, the Washington Post reports.
An extra team of agents have been sent to Biden’s campaign headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware.
Biden is widely expected to be declared winner ahead of incumbent President, Donald Trump.
The Secret Service, an agency under the Department of Homeland Security, is in charge or protecting the White House and senior government officials, visiting high officials, and others.
It had already assigned some agents to protect Biden around early July, after he won the Democratic Party’s presidential primaries.
As a former vice president, Biden could have requested Secret Service protection before then, but reportedly did not.
If Biden becomes president-elect, Secret Service protection is expected to ramp up to a higher level.