Deez Nuts Will Have to Pull Out of Presidential Race

After becoming a worldwide trending topic on Twitter, the independent candidate has been identified as ineligible to run

Last Updated: August 21, 2015 @ 1:02 PM

Sadly, Deez Nuts will have to pull out of the U.S. presidential race prematurely.

The independent candidate from Iowa who’s currently polling at 9 percent in North Carolina has been found. But according to The Daily Beast, he’s a 15-year-old high school student named Brady Olson.

The teenager was apparently inspired to declare his candidacy when he learned of a Louisiana cat that had joined the race. “When I heard about the Limberbutt McCubbins story, I realized I could,” Olson told The Daily Beast.

Olson filed his official paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on July 26 as Deez Nuts. According to a Public Policy Polling survey released Wednesday, one in 10 North Carolina voters would pick for him in a race between Nuts, Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton.

After he started polling at 8 percent in Iowa and  9 percent in North Carolina, Deez Nuts began to trend worldwide on Twitter.

But according to the U.S. Constitution, the presidency and vice presidency are restricted to native-born U.S. citizens at least 35 years of age.

Despite the constitutional obstacles, Olson insisted that he is not giving up on his dream to become the first 15-year-old POTUS.

“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.”

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