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WWE files lawsuit against Connecticut secretary of state

WWE issued the following news release today:

"On behalf of myself, my company, WWE fans and any Connecticut citizen who wants to exercise their constitutional right to vote, I have filed a lawsuit today asserting that Susan Bysiewicz's directive that allows poll workers to refuse registered voters wearing WWE merchandise the right to vote is a flagrant act of censorship and discrimination," said Vince McMahon, Chairman and CEO, World Wrestling Entertainment.

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Last week, Bysiewicz told Connecticut election officials that they can ask voters wearing WWE merchandise to cover it up before allowing them to vote on Tuesday because it could be interpreted as campaigning for former WWE CEO Linda McMahon, the Republican Senate candidate. Campaigning – which includes wearing political paraphernalia – within 75 feet of polling places is illegal in the state.


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