DEEZ NUTS FOR PRESIDENT!!
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) says it will no longer tolerate “unlawfully false or fictitious” political candidates like “Deez Nuts.”
FEC is losing patience with people who run federal campaigns under obviously fake names. Here is their announcement issued yesterday.
Excerpts from their buzzkill announcement:
The new procedure comes in response to an increase this election cycle in the filing of registration and statement of candidacy forms (FEC Forms 1 and 2) that provide patently false candidate or treasurer names, questionable contact or bank information….
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 FEC also announced its staff will now warn potentially false filers of possible fines and related procedures for dealing with them.
Agency employees will also notify questionable filers of concerns, letting them verify their identities before taking action.
‘Deez Nuts’ earned national buzz last year when the joke candidate endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Democratic presidential primary.