Over 1,200 people are running for president

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Over 1,200 People Are Running For President

Most Americans are aware that Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Jeb Bush are running for president, but many may be surprised to learn that over 1,200 other people are in the race as well.

That is roughly the number of individuals who have filed their intentions to seek the top office.

The paperwork required by the Federal Election Commission is fairly straightforward and can be completed online.

Among those who have already successfully done so are Francis J. Underwood, Jack Sparrow, and Rocky Balboa.



Sir Cookie Zealot and Zibble The Puppet have registered, too.

Despite the questionable names on the list, – there are hundreds who appear to be actual people with potentially big plans for our country.

Kevin Hogan of The Atlantic did some digging and found one hopeful from Missouri who intends to find a way to fuel the nation's vehicles with marijuana oil.

Hogan also confirmed that not only is Caesar Saint Augustine de Buonaparte Emperor of the United States of Turtle Island a real person, he's been running for the high post since 1996.

How many of these people, real and otherwise, make it to their state's ballot remains to be seen.

All officially announced 2016 candidates:
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Over 1,200 people are running for president

Business mogul Donald Trump (R)

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Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont (D)

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Neurosurgeon Ben Carson of Maryland (R)

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R)

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Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky (R)

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida (R)

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of New York (D)

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Former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania (R)

(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R)

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Former CEO, Businesswoman Carly Fiorina of California (R)

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Senator Ted Cruz of Texas (R)

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Former New York Governor George Pataki (R)

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Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina (R)

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Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (D)

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R)

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Ohio Governor John Kasich (R)

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore (R)

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