FEC To God: Prove You Exist, Or We’re Booting You From 2016 Race

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The 2016 race has ventured into a lot of uncharted political territory, but it’s just now touching the divine.

As part of a Federal Election Commission crackdown on fake presidential candidates (remember Deez Nuts?), officials sent a letter to the Staten Island address where God’s campaign manager apparently lives.

“It has come to the attention of the Federal Election Commission that you may have failed to include the true, correct, or complete committee name, candidate name, custodian of records name, treasurer name,” an FEC analyst wrote in the letter, which was sent Wednesday.

Now God has 30 days to prove He exists, or his campaign for the presidency will be terminated.

The letter was sent as part of the FEC’s effort to sweep fake, parody candidates out of the race. The Center for Public Integrity reported nearly 250 suspected bogus candidates had filed paperwork with the FEC, which also sent warning letters to Satan, Captain Crunch, Rocky Bolboa and Butt Stuff.

The center also reported that the success of Deez Nuts, a candidate created by an Iowa teen who was at one point polling at 9 percent in North Carolina, spawned scores of imitators.

Reached for comment, the FEC told the Center for Public Integrity only that there has been an “increase” in fraudulent candidate filings.

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