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A man from Maryland, on the east coast of the United States, was arrested this Wednesday and accused of threatening to kill the Democratic candidate for the White House, Joe Biden, and his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris as reported Wednesday by police officials.
James Dale Reed, 42, has been arrested after leaving a letter with threats on October 4 at the door of one of his neighbors, a Democratic voter, reports the US press.
When questioned, Reed has indicated that he was “upset by the political situation,” according to anonymous sources from the United States Secret Service.
“This is a warning to anyone reading this letter, if you are a Biden / Harris supporter, you will be a target. We have a list of homes and addresses next to your election posters. We are the ones with guns that scare, we are who your children are about. they have nightmares, “says the letter.
“We will not tolerate threatening conduct that seeks to intimidate, harass or dissuade Americans from exercising their right to vote,” US Attorney Rober Hur has emphasized in a statement.
Reed, who could face a prison sentence of up to five years, is not unknown by the authorities, because as they have revealed, in 2014 he filed a complaint against another person with the Secret Service.
It is not the first threat to a political office this month, as a couple of weeks ago thirteen people were arrested for hatching a plan to kidnap the Democratic governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer.
This group of people were associated with the militia ‘Wolverine Watchmen’ and intended with this abduction “instigate a civil war,” as revealed by the Michigan Prosecutor’s Office.
Death threats against the president of the United States and presidential candidates are frequent in election years.
In another high-profile threat this month, several men were accused of hatching a detailed plan to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, a Democrat who has become a target of anti-government groups over government control measures against Coronavirus.
There are 13 days left until the presidential elections on November 3. In the midst of electoral tension, the differences between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate to approve a new aid package to address the pandemic have remained unresolved.
On Wednesday, the White House and Congressional Democrats held negotiations on a new coronavirus relief bill, though their effort has met opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate, where conservatives oppose the price of more of a trillion dollars.
The Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and Trump’s chief negotiator, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, are working on the details of the aid package that could be around $ 2.2 trillion, the figure that Democrats have been asking for months.