Skip to comments.Presidential Sensation Deez Nuts Is a 15-Year-Old Iowa Farm Boy
Posted on 08/20/2015 9:48:17 AM PDT by Drew68
The candidate polling at 9 percent in North Carolina against Trump and Clinton isnt a real person. But Brady Olson, who gamed the FEC filing system, certainly is.
Deez Nuts, the Independent candidate from Iowa, is polling at 9 percent in North Carolina for President of the United States.
Sadly, Deez Nuts does not appear to exist. But Brady Olson does.
When I heard about the Limberbutt McCubbins story, I realized I could, Olson tells The Daily Beast.
Brady Olson is 15 years old. He filed to run for the President of the United States with the FEC on July 26 as Deez Nuts.
According to a Public Policy Polling survey released Wednesday, almost one in 10 Tar Heel State voters would vote for him in a race between Nuts, Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton.
(Limberbutt McCubbins, by the way, is a cat from Kentucky seeking the Democratic nomination for president.)
Dozens of real Deez Nutses or Deez Nutzes do live as citizens in the United States of America with legally changed names, from Phoenix, Arizona, to West Hartford, Connecticut, from sea to shining sea, but a potential president does not appear to be one of them.
According to a Federal Election Commission filing, the Deez Nuts running for president lives at 2248 450th Avenue in Wallingford, Iowa. The problem, however, is that there is no Deez Nuts who lives in Wallingford, Iowaa tiny town of 197 peopleaccording to the Emmet County recorders office.
Seriously? Emmet County recorders assistant Jill White asked when The Daily Beast mentioned there was a federally registered presidential candidate by the name of Deez Nutsand that a reporter was requesting information on a resident by that name.
Theres only Brady Olson, the son of a farmer and a dental assistant, and a rising sophomore at the Graettinger Terril Ruthven Ayrshire Community School in rural Iowa.
Now hes trying to figure out his path to becoming the first 15-year-old President of the United States under an assumed name.
The next step is to get some party nominations, like the Minnesota Independence Party or the Modern Whig Party, Olson says. It would also be great to find a VP, preferably McCubbins because the Nuts/McCubbins ticket sounds amazing.
So how did Brady Olson go from standard Iowa high school student to the No. 1 trending topic on Twitterliterally overnight?
It started because somebody emailed us under the name Deez Nuts, says Jim Williams, an issue polling specialist a Public Policy Polling. He said, Im Deez Nuts. Im running. Heres my filing statement. Would you poll me?
Williams thought this is something Public Policy Polling would do, so he squared Nuts off against Trump and Clinton in Minnesota a few weeks ago. He polled at 7 percent.
I thought, Lets put this out. Thisll be funny, he says, and it was met with mild interest.
But when his numbers rose after two more polls8 percent in Iowa, then 9 percent in North CarolinaNuts took off. On Wednesday, Deez Nuts was trending worldwide on Twitter.
Today, weve clearly reached the tipping point, says Williams.
There is no 9-1-1 listing corresponding to that 2248 450th Street, according to officials at the Emmet County Registry of Deeds. Next doorat 2250 450th Street in Wallingfordsits Olson Land & Livestock, which is owned by Bradys dad, Mark Olson.
Anybody can fill out a Form 2, says FEC Deputy Press Officer Christian Hilland. We do vetting, but its more about did they fill out the information correctly? Did they review the fields? It doesnt speak to the authenticity of the individual who filed the claim.
Nuts did, in fact, fill out a Form 2a statement of candidacyon July 26. The form had no information other than the Wallingford address and his Independent party affiliation.
Fellow Form 2 filers for the 2016 election cycle include Sydneys Vuluptuous Buttocks, Kenny Rodeo, Eden, and Ole Savior. Savior, a Republican, ran and lost in four other elections since 2006.
Savior and Nuts join President Emperor Caesar, Buddy the Cat, Buddy the Elf, Jack Sparrow, James Titus the Great Law, Princess Oawlawolwaol, and Donald Trump in the 2016 race for the presidency.
You can fill out your own Form 2 here andgood newsnone of the fields are immediately checked against public records searches.
You, too, can be Deez Nuts from Wallingford, Iowa. The problems will only start to appear when your grassroots campaign for the presidency starts to receive the support of almost one-tenth of the residents of North Carolina.
We check for things like, What election cycle are you running in? If one or more of those fields are missing, we have campaign finance analysts who review those reports, says Hilland. We send a letter to the listed address that asks for clarification or an amendment.
Also, if he or she raises $5,000, whoever lives at 2248 450th Avenue is going to have to come up with a real name. Nuts will then have to file a Form 1, which requires a name, phone number and address that check out.
And, again, the name doesnt check out.
The name isnt familiar to me. Do you really think thats a legitimate name? Brenda Moore of the Emmet County treasurers office asked The Daily Beast.
The county of just over 10,000 had no idea an alleged Independent front-runner from their neighborhood was earning national headlines.
I havent heard a wordnot a word about it, says Amy Sathoff of the Emmet County auditors office.
She chuckled when The Daily Beast asked her to search Deez Nuts in her records.
It seems kind of odd, Sathoff says, but confirmed that no person with that last name owns property in Emmet County.
Since he began polling near double digits, Olson even began offering concrete policy positions on his Facebook page.
Hes now come out for a balanced budget. Hes come out in favor of the Iran Deal, says Williams. Deez Nuts is starting to get serious.
Joking aside, Williams says Nutss high polling numbers shows that clearly, theres some kind of floor here for third-party entities thats rising.
I think having Trump as part of the poll helps push that number up because it leaves room for the non-hardcore Republicans who are not going to get on board with Donald Trump, says Williams.
Plus, theres a logistical reason Nuts is polling so well.
The polls are pretty long. By the time we drop Deez Nuts on them, theyre pretty deep into the poll, Williams says, then pauses.
The jokes write themselves.
But now, Olson is emboldened by his rising poll numbers. Despite the hurdlesthe president has to be at least 35 to take office, after allhe plans on winning the whole thing.
The U.S. would have to pass an amendment to take out Article 2, says Olson. But Congress wouldnt do thatafter being so embarrassed after losing to Deez Nuts.
I’m voting for Deez.
I haven’t heard a joke with that punchline since Jr. High 1992.
Deez Nuts is poling better than Jeb!
He could be a write in if people don’t confuse him with Dee Snuts.
Budding ass****, IMHO. Just what we need. We already have at least 50% of the electorate that is low-information and votes accordingly. Trivializing the republic is what’s gotten us to where we are.
I would vote for a cast-iron skillet over most of what I’ve seen before, so would have no problem voting for Deez Nuts.
Awesome story, but how did a 15 year old file? Basically, the only requirement is being 35 years old. Does that not even prevent filing by a 15 year old anymore?
What about the fees?
He could probably create a more passable BC than the WH staff.
How does a cat file? Ineligible people (particularly foreigners) file all the time.
There are presidential eligibility requirements in the Constitution but whose job is it to enforce them? Local election workers? State Secretaries? Congress? SCOTUS? The American voter? Whose job is it to say, "you aren't eligible and that's that!"
True. Apparently no one. I would think the age one is pretty basic though. It’s in the constitution and I would think there is a basic check before paperwork is processed. I guess common sense is not built into government processes. I think we knew that already though.
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