WASHINGTON, D.C. -- You may have forgotten but before we were obsessed with hand size of Donald Trump the country was fixated on “Deez Nuts”. That was the official name for a candidate on a ballot for President of the United States.
His form to run for office was officially filed with the Federal Election Commission in 2015. Later that year Mr. Nuts was revealed to be a 15-year-old boy from Iowa.
Now the federal election committee is cracking down on satirical names being placed on future ballots. So when questionable names like Deez Nuts, Mickey Mouse or Baracka Flocka file for candidacy the FEC will send a letter to the applicant to verify their identity.
The FEC said the change is necessary due to an increase in filings that appear to be “unlawfully false or fictitious”.
But hey, the days of people like Deez Nuts being official candidates sure were fun while they lasted. Looks like all you pranksters out there are going to have to find a more gullible audience to trick.