WWE fans escape vote ban

Vince McMahon. (Alex Urosevic/QMI AGENCY)

Vince McMahon. (Alex Urosevic/QMI AGENCY)

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, Last Updated: 12:44 PM ET

Wrestling fans in Connecticut will now be able to wear their favourite WWE apparel to the polling stations on Tuesday thanks to Vince McMahon.

Earlier this week, the WWE owner filed a lawsuit saying Connecticut’s Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz had no right to ban people wearing WWE clothing from the voting polls.

His wife Linda, who is not employed by the WWE, is running for U.S. senate.

Bysiewicz believed that wearing a WWE shirt to a polling station would be considered solicitation on behalf of Linda’s candidacy. Anyone who was sporting any WWE gear would have been turned away if they were within 23 metres (75 feet) of a polling station.

According to the documents filed, the ban would "threaten the constitutional rights and liberties of voters who have expressed a desire to wear WWE paraphernalia to their polling places."

On Tuesday however, a judge ruled that officials had no right to turn away voters who were wearing WWE paraphernalia.

"I am pleased that Connecticut voters have had their freedom of expression to wear WWE merchandise and their right to vote restored," McMahon said in a statement.

The vote for U.S. Senate takes place on Nov. 4.


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