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No votes for 'Deez Nuts': FEC cracks down on joke candidates


Deez Nuts, Butt Stuff and Alexander Soy Sauce and Taters Master First Gordh will not be the next president of the United States.

The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) is looking  to crack down on ridiculous-sounding, superfluous, all around silly candidates that claim to be running for office.

The agency wants to establish an aura of legitimacy and credibility amongst those who register to be political candidates -- as much as possible. 

'Implausible entries'

"The Commission has authorized staff to send verification letters to filers listing fictional characters, obscene language, sexual references, celebrities (where there is no indication that the named celebrity submitted the filing), animals, or similarly implausible entries as the name" the agency said in a press release on Thursday.

The FEC made this change in its policy after receiving a number of filing of registrations and statements of candidacy from applicants who "appear to be unlawfully false or fictitious."

IRL, "Deez Nuts" is a 15-year-old by the name of Brady C. Olson of Wallingford, Iowa.

Actor Kal Penn wasn't too pleased to hear this. 

Wait, Ceedeez Nutz?

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