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Man changes name to “Literally Anybody Else” to contest presidential election

His decision reflects the existing dissatisfaction among the public with both Biden and Trump

Literally Anybody Else will run as an Independent candidate. / Image -Facebook

A 35-year-old man from Texas has officially changed his name to “Literally Anybody Else” and launched a presidential bid under that name.

Formerly named Dustin Ebey, the man is a 7th grade math teacher and Army veteran. He aims to run as an independent candidate and  has already filed with the Federal Election Commission according to a wfaa report.

Speaking to the publication, Ebey revealed the reason for his name change. “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,” he was quoted as saying .
 

Image-Literally Anybody Else/Facebook / Literally Anybody Else’s Driver’s License.

“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,” Ebey who aims to be on the Texas ballot in November 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,” he added.

According to the state rules an independent candidate must have gathered 113,151 signatures from registered voters who did not vote in the presidential primary of either party in Texas to be eligible to be on the ballot.

On his website Ebey said that his candidature is not about a person, it’s a rally cry and about having an option to vote for someone else other than the two party candidates. 

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

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