The Nobel Peace Prize nomination and picking process is one of the most secretive in the world. For the prize this year, 329 candidates, including 217 individuals and 112 organizations, are being considered. The winner will be announced in October.
The identities of the candidates are kept secret and the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which gives out the prize, cannot reveal information from the deliberations from the past-50 years.
On Tuesday, the committee announced that it uncovered what could be a forged nomination of President Trump for the prize, according to The New York Times. The Oslo police are investigating.
The forgery seems to have appeared twice, according to the secretary of the five-member committee, Olav Njolstad.
The forged nomination was also submitted last year. It was reported to the police, but not disclosed to the public. The police think that the same person was behind both forgeries.
Four American presidents have been given the Nobel Peace Prize, most recently Barack Obama in 2009. Obama’s pick was a controversial one, as the U.S. was still engaged in wars with Afghanistan and Iraq.
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