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15-Year-Old Presidential Candidate ‘Deez Nuts’ Polling At 9 Percent In North Carolina

Thursday, August 20, 2015 8:29
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Brady Olson, a 15-year-old student from Iowa who filed to run for president in 2016 as an Independent candidate by the name of “Deez Nuts”, is currently polling at 9 percent in North Carolina against contenders such as Republican frontrunner Donald Trump and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

Olson gained attention on social media after Public Policy Polling released the results of a poll from North Carolina, which found that when competing against Trump and Clinton, Olson would receive 9 percent of the vote. Similar polls also found that he was polling at 8 percent in Minnesota and at 7 percent in Iowa.


After filing to run with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on July 26, Olson told The Daily Beast that he first had the idea for the prank when he heard about “Limberbutt McCubbins,” a 5-year-old cat from Kentucky who has filed to run as a Democrat, or “demo-cat.”

“The next step is to get some party nominations, like the Minnesota Independence Party or the Modern Whig Party,” Olson said. “It would also be great to find a VP, preferably McCubbins because the Nuts/McCubbins ticket sounds amazing.”

“My name is not Deez Nuts,” Olson told The Guardian. “I am a 15-year-old who filled out a form, had the campaign catch on fire, and am now putting up the best third-party numbers since Ross Perot.”

Olson filed with a “Form 2,” or statement of candidacy. The FEC Deputy Press Officer, Christian Hilland, told The Daily Beast that anyone can fill out a Form 2, and while the FEC does vet the contenders, it’s more along the lines of “did they fill out the information correctly? Did they review the fields?” and their process “doesn’t speak to the authenticity of the individual who filed the claim.”


Olson told Rolling Stone that he leans Libertarian. “I’m young and I think I have fresher ideas because whatever decisions I make would have longer effects on me,” he said.

The Guardian noted that among the 585 candidates who have registered for president in 2016 are other peculiar candidates such as “Sydneys Voluptuous Buttocks (independent), President Emperor Caesar (Democrat), Buddy The Cat (Democrat), Crawfish Crawfish (other), Bailey D Dog (independent), Buddy The Elf (write-in) and Lindsey Graham (Republican).”

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