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    A Texas man is running for president after changing his name to 'Literally Anybody Else'

    By Kwan Wei Kevin Tan,

    2024-03-26
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    "America should not be stuck choosing between the 'King of Debt' (his self-declaration) and an 81-year old," long shot presidential candidate, Literally Anybody Else, wrote on his campaign website.
    • Some voters may not be too jazzed about a Biden-Trump rematch.
    • A US Army veteran turned math teacher in Texas is one such person, and he's doing something about it.
    • The 35-year-old has changed his name to "Literally Anybody Else," and is running for president.

    A Texas man says he believes anybody else should be president instead of the current Democratic and GOP frontrunners.

    And he's taking things into his own hands and running a long shot race to prove a point — by changing his name to "Literally Anybody Else."

    "America should not be stuck choosing between the 'King of Debt' (his self-declaration) and an 81-year old. Literally Anybody Else isn't a person, it's a rally cry," read Else's campaign website , referencing former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden.

    Else, 35, told Texan news outlet WFAA in an interview published on March 22 that his campaign wasn't about sending him to the White House.

    The seventh-grade math teacher and US Army veteran said he wanted to give voters a chance to express their unhappiness with Trump's and Biden's candidacies.

    "People are voting for the lesser of two evils, not someone they actually believe in or support," Else, whose original name was Dustin Ebey, told WFAA.

    "People should have the option to vote for someone who resembles and represents them, not the lesser of two evils. I reject that," he added.

    WFAA reported that it checked Tarrant County court records, and verified the man's name change.

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    Else, whose original name is Dustin Ebey, told WFAA that he wanted to give voters a chance to express their unhappiness with President Joe Biden's and former President Donald Trump's candidacies.

    But the chances of Else's name appearing on ballots in Texas this November are slim. He needs to file a petition with 113,151 signatures from registered voters in Texas who didn't vote in the GOP and Democratic presidential primaries this month.

    Else's challenge is further compounded once you factor in the other US states, which have varying signature requirements ranging from 800 in New Jersey to 219,403 in California .

    That's why, Else said, he's hoping voters would write in his name instead.

    "Write that name in. We don't really have a 'neither' option on the ballot, and this fills that role," he told WFAA.

    To be sure, Else isn't the only person who isn't too happy about the impending rematch between Biden and Trump. In January, Reuters/Ipsos published a poll which revealed that both candidates are unpopular among voters.

    According to the poll, 70% of respondents felt Biden shouldn't seek reelection, while 56% said Trump didn't deserve another term either.

    "I'm not delusional. This will be very hard to do, but it's not impossible," Else told WFAA. "My hope is to have Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and then Literally Anybody Else right underneath."

    "I really want there to be an outlet for folks like me who are just so fed up with this constant power grab between two parties that has no benefit for the common person," he continued.

    Representatives for Else did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider sent outside regular business hours.

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