Secret Service ramps up protection for Joe Biden and 'sends reinforcements' to Delaware as he nears presidency

THE Secret Service is reportedly ramping up protection for Joe Biden and "sent reinforcements" to Delaware as he nears winning the presidency.

Sources told The Washington Post that the agents were being sent to Biden's home state as he took leads in Georgia and Pennsylvania on Friday.

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A squad of agents was sent for Biden as his campaign said he would keep using the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, two people told The Post.

Biden has already been receiving security from dozens of Secret Service agents amid the election battle.

Pictures have shown Biden being trailed and surrounded by agents for protection as he campaigned across the US in recent weeks.

That security is reportedly expected to increase on Friday, however, as Biden nears claiming victory, and his campaign said he would give a speech as early as Friday.

Secret Service spokesperson Catherine Milhoan declined to comment to The Post.

She said the agency does not publicly discuss matters regarding the president or candidates for security reasons.


According to The Post, as of early Friday, Biden would not yet receive the full level of security that a president-elect would have.

Biden is on the verge of a win as he's set to claim the 20 electoral votes in Pennsylvania – along with 16 from Georgia.

He surpassed Trump in the Keystone State on Friday, taking a lead of more than 6,000 votes, according to CNN.

President Trump claimed an early win on Wednesday morning – despite there being millions of ballots that had yet to be counted.


While Biden on Wednesday and Thursday continued to flip key battleground states where Trump previously held a lead, the president and his campaign have made baseless claims of voter fraud.

Trump gave a speech again Thursday night, baselessly making the allegations.

"They did the mail in ballots where there's tremendous corruption and fraud going on," he raged. "I told everybody that these things would happen."

"I've already decisively won," he insisted.

Trump's campaign has launched legal battles in several states.

On Friday morning, Trump's campaign declared: "This election is not over."

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