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12 Facts About Deez Nuts

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Deez Nuts was a satirical candidate, portrayed by Brady C. Olson, who ran in the 2016 United States presidential election.

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His form to run for office was filed with the Federal Election Commission in late July 2015.

The Federal Election Commission is an independent regulatory agency that was founded in 1975 by the United States Congress to regulate the campaign finance legislation in the United States.

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In polls conducted by Public Policy Polling in Iowa, Minnesota and North Carolina in mid-August 2015, he polled at 8, 8 and 9 percent respectively, garnering the attention of the media.

Iowa is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west.

Public Policy Polling is a U.S. Democratic polling firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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On October 11, 2015, Deez Nuts announced on his Facebook page his intention to run for Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, citing his eligibility despite not being a member of the House itself and the scarcity of candidates.

House of Representatives is the name of legislative bodies in many countries and sub-national entitles.

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A poll performed in mid-August 2016 shows Deez Nuts slightly edging out Harambe and Jill Stein in Texas, with 3% of the vote.

Jill Ellen Stein is an American physician, activist, and politician.

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Nuts' bid for the presidency drew attention to the number of questionable candidates who had filed to run for office.

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Jim Williams, an analyst at Public Policy Polling, the organization that had conducted the poll in North Carolina, noted to The Guardian that, due to a fringe of the population with a penchant towards anti-establishment candidates, "You could call [the third party candidate] anything, and they would get their 7% or 8%.

An anti-establishment view or belief is one which stands in opposition to the conventional social, political, and economic principles of a society.

The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper, known from 1821 to 1959 as the Manchester Guardian.

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It was revealed on August 19, 2015, that "Deez Nuts" is 15-year-old Brady C. Olson of Wallingford, Iowa.

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He stated, in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, that he created the practical joke "half-trying to break the two-party system, half-frustration with the front-runners."

Rolling Stone is an American biweekly magazine that focuses on popular culture.

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In addition, Olson also endorsed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination, and Ohio Governor John Kasich for the Republican nomination.

Bernard Sanders, better known as Bernie Sanders, is an American politician who has been the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007.

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Olson, according to Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution, does not meet the minimum age requirement of 35 years at the time of inauguration to be able to serve as president if elected following the 2016 elections.

Article Two of the United States Constitution establishes the executive branch of the federal government, which carries out and enforces federal laws.

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In August 2016, the Federal Election Commission announced its intent to punish future satirical candidates for president for false filings with a federal agency.

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