Judge: Wear WWE Gear to Polls If You Like

By LeAnne Gendreau
|  Thursday, Oct 28, 2010  |  Updated 2:45 PM EDT
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Judge: Wear WWE Gear to Polls If You Like

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Linda McMahon for U.S. Senate.

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Wear your Cenation shirt when you vote on Election Day, your undertaker hat or anything else WWE, as long as it does not refer to Linda McMahon's U.S. Senate campaign.

The WWE filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz’s office after she said local elections officials would have the discretion to ask people to cover up if they wore anything WWE-related inside the polls or within 75 feet on Election Day.

On Wednesday, the judge sided with the WWE, agreeing that voters can't be banned from wearing wrestling garb to polls

Vince McMahon, the chairman and CEO of WWE -- and husband of the Republican U.S. Senate candidate - said before the ruling that he intends to wear WWE attire when he casts his vote in protest.

Last week, Bysiewicz’s office said that local elections officials would have the discretion to ask people to cover up if they were wearing anything WWE-related inside the polls or within 75 feet because it could be considered political advertising for Linda McMahon.

Linda McMahon is running against Attorney General Richard Blumenthal to become the next U.S. Senator from Connecticut.

Blumenthal recused himself on Tuesday from the case and his campaign said people should be able to wear WWE atttre if they so choose.

Bysiewicz released a statement on Tuesday saying her office did not issue a directive that anyone wearing WWE attire be turned away at the polls.

Read the court documents here:

Civil motion for temporary restraining order.  

The complaint

Request for expedited discovery and status conference

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