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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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Fallange    

Who the hell are all these people you guys keep writing about today? If they were important to me, then I would've heard of them. When people write about things that don't interest you, then eventually you stop reading and go elsewhere. Just sayin'

1421 days ago
2.

Bourgeois    

first!
weight watchers express has paraphernalia?
surrender your bongs, fatties!

1421 days ago
3.

Vince Robles    

No one can beat McMahon. He knows too many people and knows alot of layers. So as he'd say, "You'll have no chance in hell!"

1421 days ago
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ralphie the one-eyed    

Thank goodness none of the voters are black, huh?

1421 days ago
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Amy    

Why do people get so worked up over things like this? All this guy is doing is making himself look like an idiot. Put on another shirt or throw on a jacket you would think they are telling people to vote you have to break your own arm first or something just as dumb. Get over it, it is just a shirt.

1421 days ago
6.

ralphie the one-eyed    

This violates the United States Constitution on so many levels it’s not funny.

! Get out there any vote Connecticut out of the Union !

Just say no to Connecticut !!

1421 days ago
7.

Ashley    

Atleast He is standing up for WWE!
WWE RULES!!

1421 days ago
8.

Alex    

Vince-Good for you. The CT Sec of State is a wacko,
soon to be out of a job.

1421 days ago
9.

pancake    

What about homies wearing their pants down to their knees?
Will they be allowed into The Man’s voting booth?

1421 days ago
10.

Moose    

Fallange said "Who the hell are all these people you guys keep writing about today? If they were important to me, then I would've heard of them. When people write about things that don't interest you, then eventually you stop reading and go elsewhere. Just sayin'"

--

Are you so self absorbed that you think that TMZ ought to post stories that only interest you?

Get over yourself.

1421 days ago
11.

Stupid People Hater    

What if I wear an old WWF t-shirt?

1421 days ago
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Moose    

Amy said: "Why do people get so worked up over things like this? All this guy is doing is making himself look like an idiot. Put on another shirt or throw on a jacket you would think they are telling people to vote you have to break your own arm first or something just as dumb. Get over it, it is just a shirt."

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Vince isn't the one that looks like an idiot. Do you really believe that there ought to be a dress code in order to vote?

1421 days ago
13.

BallaBlocka    

Jesus, Vincent Kennedy McMahon is a meglomaniac of the highest order. Newsflash, Vince. You can sue whoever you wanna sue. Put all the PSAs on TV, deeming WWE as "clean and wholesome" entertainment for the whole family, all you want. None of that ish, still ain't gonna help get your old lady elected to Congress, dude. Give it up, geez....

1421 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

legalize pot and lets party

1421 days ago
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maggie mae    

If WWE shirts are banned, then so should all UNION shirts along with political buttons, etc.,
What's good for one has to be good for ALL!

1421 days ago
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