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Vince McMahon Sues Connecticut Over WWE Ban

10/26/2010 5:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Vince McMahon is raising hell in Connecticut -- the WWE honcho just filed a lawsuit claiming the CT Secretary of the State had no right to ban WWE clothing from the polls ... just because his wife Linda is running for U.S. Senate.

Vince McMahon

Vince's beef is with a new directive from the Sec. of the State's office that gives officials the power to turn away anyone who wears WWE clothing within 75 feet of a polling place ... because it could be interpreted as a solicitation on behalf of Linda McMahon's candidacy. 

In the documents, filed today in federal court in Connecticut -- McMahon claims the ban will "threaten the constitutional rights and liberties of voters who have expressed a desire to wear WWE paraphernalia to their poling places."

Vince also states in the docs that he will fight the power -- and "intends to wear WWE paraphernalia when he enters the polling place to cast his vote on November 2, 2010."

Vince -- who also notes that Linda is not employed by WWE -- is demanding that a judge immediately reverse the ban.

So far, no word from the Sec. of State.

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