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Posted by Marc Middleton in WWE News
Monday, November 1st, 2010

– WWE issued the following today:

STAMFORD, Conn. – Not so coincidently after President Obama’s visit to Connecticut this past weekend and on the eve of the midterm elections, WWE is being threatened by the U.S. Department of Justice of the Obama Administration with potential criminal activity for distributing WWE T-shirts near select polling stations tomorrow on Election Day.

“This is clearly heavy-handed bullying from big government and would appear to be desperate political activity in closely contested elections in Connecticut,” said , Chairman and CEO World Wrestling Entertainment. “This is consistent with some Attorney Generals’ tactics that threaten litigation for political gain.”

Under this ambiguous threat of legal action by the U.S. Department of Justice, WWE has reluctantly decided not to give away WWE merchandise near select polling stations tomorrow.

The controversy began with Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz’s directive stating “if poll workers feel like the wearing of WWE paraphernalia is in any way interfering with the voting process, they can ask the individual to cover it up or come back with something else on.” The directive was ultimately overturned by a Federal Judge last week. Subsequently, to celebrate the victory of restoring voters’ rights, WWE had planned to give away WWE merchandise at select polls to anyone regardless of political affiliation or whether they intended to vote.

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2 Responses to WWE Threatened by the US Justice Department:

  1. big will

    Date: Nov 01, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    this world has to many old people that try to run other people lives people can wear anything they want it is a free world right we should get brid og all the old people and put some young people that wont die soon lol

  2. The Mike

    Date: Nov 01, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Its not old people, its people who hate freedom and love money and power.

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