According to an AOL news article, threats against a new president spike right after an election, but cops are seeing more against Obama than anybody ever before.
The Secret Service wouldn't actually give any numbers or real info, because the issue of a President's security is so hush hush. But there's been a wide variety of threats, from the internet, to hateful grafitti and signs asking for lynchings, to a Maine convenience store that was inviting customers to join a betting pool on when Obama will be assassinated. A dollar bet goes into "The Osama Obama Shotgun Pool." The money would go to the person picking the date closest to when Obama was shot. "Let's hope we have a winner," said the sign.
One of the most popular white supremacist Web sites got more than 2,000 new members the day after the election.