Report: Sanders's Secret Service bill more than $38,000 a day
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Bernie SandersBernie SandersWisconsin Supreme Court blocks governor's effort to delay election The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden, Trump discuss coronavirus response; Wisconsin postpones elections Wisconsin governor postpones Tuesday's election over coronavirus MORE’s around-the-clock Secret Service protection costs taxpayers more than $38,000 a day, according to a Washington Post report


Even though his rival, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWe need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Poll shows Biden with 6-point edge on Trump in Florida Does Joe Biden really want to be president? MORE, has effectively clinched the Democratic nomination for president, Sanders will continue to have a Secret Service detail until he officially ends his campaign.

According to the Post, agents guard Sanders at home and travel with him everywhere, which can cost taxpayers more than $1 million per month. 

Sanders has vowed to remain in the race to help shape the party's platform, which will be discussed and approved at the Democratic National Convention next month.

The Secret Service declined to discuss Sanders's protection at length with the Post, but an unnamed source said he will keep it as long as he is a candidate. 

"He's still a candidate for president, so we continue to protect him," one agent said. 

Sanders was one of four candidates to receive Secret Service protection this year. 

Clinton, as the spouse of a former president, has Secret Service protection for life.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report MORE also has protection, and Ben Carson, who dropped out of the presidential race in March, was granted protection after receiving threats.