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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Secret Service

The annual report of the Secret Service contains some remarkable numbers. During the 2008 race, the Service screened 2.84 million people at campaign events using Uniformed Division officers, Transportation Security Administration security officers and more than 3,500
metal detectors. Here are the number of days it protected each candidate:

Obama 517
Clinton 195
McCain 157
Biden 39
Palin 33

The introductory message says that it is the first annual report of the Secret Service. But according to an article in The New York Times on December 3, 1893, the Service issued an annual report that year.