After planning to give out free World Wrestling Entertainment gear at the polls Tuesday to celebrate a federal judge’s stipulated agreement that says voters can wear WWE apparel to the polls, a letter arrived from the federal government that says it can’t.
Richard Pilger, from the Department of Justice’s Elections Division, sent this letter to WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. It says voters can’t receive anything of monetary value in exchange for voting.
“This is clearly heavy-handed bullying from big government and would appear to be desperate political activity in closely contested elections in Connecticut,” said McMahon. “This is consistent with some Attorney Generals’ tactics that threaten litigation for political gain.”