WWE to Give Away Free Merch at CT Polling Places

October 29, 2010 -

On the heels of a ruling that wearing World Wrestling Entertainment garb to Connecticut voting locations on election day would not constitute illegal electioneering for Republican Senatorial nominee Linda McMahon, former CEO of the WWE, the entertainment organization plans to hand out merchandise at select polling places.

Last week, the office of Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz had posed that the wearing of WWE merchandise in polling places could be illegal, prompting current WWE CEO Vince McMahon to file a lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton eventually ruled that voters could wear WWE gear, a ruling that “pleased” Vince.

Now, going one step farther, Vince announced plans to hand out WWE merchandise, gratis, at select polling places throughout the state on Tuesday, stating, “I can't think of a better way for WWE fans to celebrate their constitutional rights and freedom of expression while voting than to proudly wear the WWE merchandise that Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz attempted to prohibit from the polls.”

“Out of respect for voters from all political parties,” the merchandise stands will be kept 75 feet away from polling places.


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Re: WWE to Give Away Free Merch at CT Polling Places

Here in Chicago if your a Democrat pretty much they will hand you who to vote for before you get in and whether your a Democrat or not if you complain you will go to jail curtousy to King Daley the 2nd. If you prove you can vote Democrat loose squares and some times ciggerate packs will be given away for being such a good boy,

Jessie Jackson will be shipping people from the Black Community to the poles with promises of a chicken dinner and ciggerates and some loose squares curtousy of Rainbow Push. I remember being apart of their Youth Council years ago, what a joke.

Re: WWE to Give Away Free Merch at CT Polling Places

What on Earth are you ranting about?

Re: WWE to Give Away Free Merch at CT Polling Places

75?  Huh, guess it's a state by state thing.  It's 100 feet here in California.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: WWE to Give Away Free Merch at CT Polling Places

Yeah, from what I gathered from reading about this story on the various wrestling sites, in CT, political signs and messages must be kept at least 75 feet away from polling places.

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Re: WWE to Give Away Free Merch at CT Polling Places

Sounds reasonable.  If they were handing out shirts right out front I could see the objection, but 75 feet away sounds fair to me.

 
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