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Texas Man Files to Run for President Using the Name 'Literally Anybody Else'

'I'm not delusional'

Texas Man Files to Run for President Using the Name 'Literally Anybody Else'

A Texas man has legally changed his name to run for president under the moniker "Literally Anybody Else."

The candidate, previously named Dustin Ebey, 35, is a 7th-grade math teacher and Army veteran from North Richland Hills.

According to a report from local station WFAA, a Tarrant County judge signed off on the name change — but "Else" said that he was not very amused by the stunt.

"This isn't about me 'Literally Anybody Else' more so as it is an idea. We can do better out of 300 million people for president," Else told the station.

Else has filed to run as an independent with the Federal Election Commission and is now working to collect enough signatures to get on the ballot.

Under Texas rules, Else must collect signatures from 113,151 registered voters who did not vote in either major party's presidential primary. If that fails, his only option is to run as a write-in candidate.

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

Else told the outlet that he considers himself a "centrist," who agrees with both the left and the right on different issues. You can read about his policies on his campaign website.

When it comes to the border, Else's website states, "The focus should be on implementing policies that promote legal immigration pathways while simultaneously fortifying border security to deter criminal elements. It is imperative that we prioritize initiatives that encourage individuals to utilize legal channels while also taking robust measures to prevent illicit activities and threats from entering our borders."

"People are voting for the lesser of two evils, not someone they actually believe in or support," Else said. "People should have the option to vote for someone who resembles and represents them, not the lesser of two evils. I reject that."

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