Happening now: Biden set to be announced US President

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Joe Biden of the Democrats is only four votes away from emerging President of the United States of America (USA).

At it stands, Biden has polled 264 College votes while his closest challenger and incumbent President Donald Trump has 214 votes.

The US secret service is to boost protection of Joe Biden from Friday in anticipation that he might soon claim victory in the election, the Washington Post reports.

Extra agents will be put in place after his campaign team told the Secret Service that he could make a major speech as early as Friday, the paper reported, citing people familiar with the plans.

Secret Service spokeswoman Catherine Milhoan declined to comment, saying that the agency did not discuss security arrangements for senior figures. Biden aides have also not commented.

Biden and his campaign team have been based at a convention centre in Wilmington, Delaware.

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