'Deez Nuts' presidential campaign suffers setback

FEC moves to make fictitious runs more difficult
Posted at 8:50 AM, Aug 19, 2016

Deez Nuts, Bippy the Clown, Soul Bunny, Sydneys Volluptous Buttocks and Buddy the Cat have all filed paperwork to run for president.

With all due respect to the campaign for Mr. Nuts and others, the Federal Election Commission would like such fictitious filings to stop. 

Deez Nuts — reportedly the creation of a 15-year old — drew attention for its filing long before Public Policy Polling included the name in campaign polling.  

The FEC issued a release to announce an interim procedure the organization will follow to verify information that seems to be unlawfully false or fictitious. 

"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 or contact information of the candidate or committee," the statement read.