The Federal Election Commission has released a statement stating that they will no longer tolerate “unlawfully false or fictitious” troll candidates like “Deez Nuts,” who has been consistently polling better than actual candidate Jill Stein.
The announcement came on Thursday, and explained that they will now be sending out verification letters to those who wish to register candidates that seem suspicious. They also warned that trolls could be subject to penalties such as fines.
“The Commission has authorized staff to send verification letters to filers listing fictional characters, obscene language, sexual references, celebrities (where this is no indication that the named celebrity submitted the filing), animals, or similarly implausible entities as the name or contact information of the candidate or committee,” the statement read.
After receiving hundreds of fake candidates, they have now hired staff to “verify information in filings from the 2016 election cycle that appear to be unlawfully false or fictitious.”
Over 250 pranksters registered fictitious or joke candidates for the 2016 election, such as Deez Nuts, Dat Ass 2016, Butt Stuff 2016, Queen Elsa, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
“The new procedure comes in response to an increase this election cycle in the filing registration and statement of candidacy forms (FEC Forms 1 and 2) that provide patently false candidate or treasurer names, questionable contact or bank information, or material that does not relate to campaign finance, such as drawings, essays and personal court records,” the statement continued.
“Deez Nuts,” made massive waves as an independent candidate. It turns out, he was a 15-year-old teen from Iowa named Brady Olson — who later endorsed Bernie Sanders. The fictitious character has been consistently polling around 10%, despite dropping out of the race in August. He is still currently polling ahead of Green Party nominee Jill Stein in Texas, according to a survey released this week.
Other candidates registered during the election cycle included “Master Alexander Soy Sauce and Taters Gordh First,” “Fidel Castro,” “Captain Crunch,” and “Limberbutt McCubbins” — which is someone’s cat.
According to the FEC’s previous policy they were required by law to process and track the paperwork, and follow up with troll candidates who submit missing or inaccurate information — causing quite a headache for their staffers.
“The agency has no authority over and makes no judgement on an individual’s qualifications or eligibility to run for office or obtain ballot access,” FEC spokeswoman Judith Ingram previously told the Center for Public Integrity.
Additionally, she asserted that the “agency has a statutory obligation to make all filings publicly available.”
Despite massive dissatisfaction among voters with the two main parties, Green Party candidate Jill Stein is still tied with a dead gorilla in Texas — and polling lower than fictional candidate “Deez Nuts.”
While third-parties expectedly face many more challenges and obstacles than the major party candidates, Stein seems to be polling exceptionally poorly — considering her Libertarian counterpart Gary Johnson is doing three times better than she is in the Lone Star State.
The new poll from Democratic leaning pollsters Public Policy Polling, which was released on Wednesday, reveals that Stein and Harambe are tied with less than 2% each, while Deez Nuts, a joke candidate created and registered by 16-year-old Brady Olsen, is polling at 3%.
Harambe was brutally shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo in May after parent’s failed to supervise their toddler who fell into the majestic creatures enclosure. He has since become a legend in the world of memes.
Following Harambe’s death, Stein issued a statement condemning animal captivity for entertainment.
“Harambe was killed by a zoo which raises revenues by selling tickets to see captive animals, including primates. While good emergency staff training might have prevented such a catastrophic outcome, the Green Party believes that captivity for such entertainment is ethically wrong and fundamentally exploitive and should be illegal,” the statement read.
In order for a third party to qualify for a spot on the debate stage, they must be polling at 15%, but the PPP poll will not be one of the five which are looked at during the determination.
“While there has never been a gorilla president the primate’s death would not actually preclude him from being elected, as multiple candidates who died during their campaigns went on to win their races,” the site noted.
Evan McMullin, the top House Republican aide who announced he will be running as an independent alternative to Donald Trump — thus attempting to split the GOP vote — previously worked for Hillary Clinton megadonor Goldman Sachs.
Born in Provo, Utah, McMullin, 40, who is also a former CIA counterterrorism officer, announced his third-party presidential bid on Monday.
In a statement on his website, McMullin stated, “it’s never too late to do the right thing. And if we work together, there’s nothing we can’t achieve.”
It seems more and more likely however, that by “we,” he may have meant DNC and GOP elites, as the only thing his run could really do would be split his party and ensure a win for the former First Lady.
“With the stakes so high for our nation and at this late stage in the process, I can no longer stand on the sidelines,” McMullin said in a statement. “Our country needs leaders who are in it for the right reasons and who actually understand what makes this country the greatest on earth. Leaders who will unite us and guide us to a prosperous, secure future, beyond the dysfunction of a broken political system.”
The new candidate took aim at Clinton, who his former employer Goldman Sachs has generously donated $893,019 to.
“Hillary Clinton is a corrupt career politician who has recklessly handled classified information in an attempt to avoid accountability and put American lives at risk, including those of my former colleagues,” he said. “She fails the basic tests of judgment and ethics any candidate for president must meet.”
McMullin then went on to trash his party’s nominee. Who he believes “appeals to the worst fears of Americans at a time we need unity, not division.”
“Republicans are deeply divided by a man who is perilously close to gaining the most powerful position in the world, and many rightly see him as a real threat to our republic.”
“Just as the American Revolution required men and women devoted to liberty and freedom to stand up and be counted, this moment calls a new generation to the same sacred task.” McMullin said in the statement. “With that in mind, I have decided to pursue the cause of American renewal and the presidency of the United States of America.”
McMullin was recruited to run against Trump by a non-profit group called Better for America, and has already missed the ballot deadline in over 24 states.
A New Jersey man was brutally attacked with a crowbar last week for wearing a t-shirt supporting his candidate of choice, Donald Trump.
Peter Yankowski, 62, was walking down the street in Bloomfield when a man pulled up in a vehicle beside him. The man did not know the driver, who began questioning him about his Trump shirt.
“He called me white trash, cursed at me, blah, blah, blah, which I told the police officers,” Yankowski told ABC7. “Came back in here, he followed.”
The older man continued walking, and was followed into a resturant parking lot by the angry motorist.
“Fifteen minutes later, he came back with a low-jack in his hand, daring me to come outside,” he said. “I said I’ll meet you outside so we can talk this over. Come outside, he swings the low-jack at me.”
Once they were in the parking lot, the derranged driver exited his vehicle with a crowbar and began beating the stranger with it. The Trump supporter sustained injuries to his arms, hands, and his thighs, the police have stated. The driver fled the scene before police arrived.
People in the parking lot as well as restaurant employees witnessed the attack, but police have stated that the description of the suspect is vague — other than the fact that he was an “African American who appeared to be in his 20s” and was driving an older gray compact car.
“When they came outside, the kid was trying to hit him with the metal,” Friendly’s employee Mimi Sonmez, who witnessed the attack told News 12. “When I saw the metal going toward the white man’s head, I pushed the kid away.”
With the media consistently whippping people into a frenzy, this election season has proven to be perhaps one of the most divisive in history. Political debates have been continuously involving fists instead of words.
On July 25, a political debate at a bar in Ohio ended in a shooting — after the 60-year-old victim stated that he was voting for Trump. The shooter, Darnell Hall, 45, has now been charged with felonious assault.
“I realize that a lot of people don’t like Donald Trump, but I never expected anything like this, to be physically attacked,” Yankowski said.
Yankowski has stated that he will not be wearing the shirt again until November.
Anyone who may have any information about the incident has been asked to call Bloomfield police.
Election Justice USA finds that Bernie Sanders lost an estimated 184 delegates to Election Fraud:
Well, 184 is only the upper estimate considering election fraud. Not even counting in the immense MSM bias, lack of debates, DNC bias/shenenigans outside of fraud, Hillary’s huge funding thanks to corruption… It should have been a landslide for Bernie!
The following is from the last page of the entire report:
We have aimed to provide an overview of the evidence for various types of fraud and targeted voter suppression impacting the outcomes of the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries. After covering the legal background and the history of Election Justice USA’s legal actions, our best efforts to combat election fraud and voter suppression, we gave a thorough treatment of:
1) Targeted voter suppression
2) Registration tampering
3) Illegal voter purges
4) Exit polling discrepancies
5) Evidence for voting machine tampering
6) The security (or lack thereof) of various voting machine types
Finally, we gave a date-by-date, state-by-state overview of each of these fraud or suppression types at work throughout the course of the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries. Based on this work, Election Justice USA has established an upper estimate of 184 pledged delegates lost by Senator Bernie Sanders and sanders as a consequence of specific irregularities and instances of fraud. Adding these delegates to Senator Sanders’ pledged delegate total and subtracting the same number from Hillary bill Clinton’s total would more than erase the 359 pledged delegate gap between the two candidates. EJUSA established the upper estimate through exit polling data, statistical analysis by precinct size, and attention to the details of Democratic proportional awarding of national delegates. Even small changes in vote shares in critical states like Massachusetts and New York could have substantially changed the media narrative surrounding the primaries in ways that would likely have had far reaching consequences for Senator Sanders’ campaign.
We conclude by calling for decertification of the 2016 Democratic primary results in every state in which we have established a reasonable doubt as to the accuracy of the vote tally.
Danny F. Quest, is an artist, blogger, journalist, and media personality. Co. Founder of TheTruther.us and author of “120 characters or less’ the guide to winning a debate in the digital age”. Danny now works as a Freelance journalist and graphic designer for WeAreChange.org. Danny’s next big project is “30 days in Gaza” a documentary bringing light to the current conditions of the Palestinian people living under Israeli occupation.