Skip to comments.Secretary Of The State (CT) Cautions About Wearing WWE Gear To Polling Places
Posted on 10/23/2010 5:14:00 AM PDT by raybbr
HARTFORD Wrestling fans might want to think twice about what they wear to the polls Election Day.
A voter wearing, say, a Cenation T-shirt in tribute to WWE superstar John Cena might be asked to remove it, depending on the discretion of poll workers.
That's because the secretary of the state's office is telling local election officials that the prohibition against political paraphernalia within 75 feet of a polling place could be extended to gear promoting World Wrestling Entertainment.
WWE is a worldwide entertainment company built by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon and currently run by her husband, Vince McMahon.
"Even though it doesn't say her name directly ... the brand is so ubiquitously associated with the McMahons,'' said Av Harris, a spokesman for Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz.
Harris acknowledged that any discussion about voters' apparel is a "very, very delicate issue."
"We have a candidate who is very very well-known, who is a celebrity to millions of fans throughout the country,'' he said. "This has been a very contentious, hard-fought campaign, but the sanctity of the polling place is sacrosanct.''
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>>but the sanctity of the polling place is sacrosanct
In other words, only Democrats can campaign on those hallowed grounds.
You know...up until the 1960s...folks dressed up in nice clothing to vote. I remember my dad making a comment once of guys wearing ties and jackets when they went over to vote. Today? You could see a gal in a tube top...flip flops....and some skimpy skirt...acting in the interest of democracy.
well here ya go.
Are you kidding me? Guys don't wear anything close to ties and jackets even for weddings and funerals anymore.
I think it's a commentary on this coarsening society.
I've never been that civilized, LOL
John Cena lives here in beautiful Land O’Lakes, Florida ( www.LandOLakesFLA.com ) and when John goes anywhere around here, he get anything he wants, we love him here. And to think he would rather be in High Tax Connecticut over no income tax FLA is just crazy. We do have Marco and his friend Sarah coming to Orlando this afternoon (and maybe the big NRA Dinner tonight?!?)
I remember they did this in the 2008 election; no FUBU, NBA, or KFC gear.../s
I agree—people shouldn’t dress any less nicely to go vote than they do to go to shirt. I would never dream of wearing a T-shirt to go vote.
That being said, the CT Secretary of State isn’t banning T-shirts, he’s banning WWE T-shirts because they are somehow “political” just because McMahon is on the ballot. Will he similarly instruct poll officers to order voters to remove SEIU T-shirts?
And since Blumenthal is on the ballot, shouldn’t they ban T-shirts that prominently display the word “Liar”? : )
Awwww, but it is perfectly acceptable for Chewbacca and Sheila Jackson Lee to campaign and harrass voters in the polling place. Got it!
Better not see any ketchup lovers, either.
With any luck, every darn Wrestling fan who's registered but never votes will get out there and vote for McMahon.
What I've seen about McMahon's campaign is uninspired. Why didn't she advertised herself as a "woman who is a proven success in a man's world"? Blumenthal, lying about serving in VietNam sure isn't a man who knows how to survive and earn respect in a man's world.
That is a banned product in my home.
So, If I went into a CT Polling Station with a T-Shirt just having a "WWF" printed tastefully upon it, I wonder how upscale the reaction would be? Just a thought ...
Excuse me,Ms. Jackson your not allowed to order Popeye’s
Go in black face, it will be fine.
In other words, if one person has WWF on their shirt and a Republican wins, the whole election will be thrown out.
But when criminal thugs harass and threaten White voters, the “justice” department gives them a free pass.
It works BOTH ways. A good law, in my opinion.
HOUSTON -- A voter who went to the polls Thursday at an early voting location south of the Texas Medical Center served as this mid-term elections reminder to keep your politically themed clothing at home.
"This is ridiculous, Tamika Francis told 11 News as she stood outside the Fiesta grocery store at Main and Kirby, where she had just been denied the right to vote.
Thats not going to roll with me. Is it going to roll with you? she asked her mom, who had traveled to the polling location with her.
The problem is that Francis was wearing a 2008 Obama election shirt. It has photos of the first family during the campaign accompanied by the phrase Our President Obama. The presiding elections judge told her she could not vote, nor could she help her disabled mother vote, until she either turned the shirt inside out or covered it up to hide the message and photos.
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