Posted: November 2, 2010
Smackdown! DOJ vs. WWE
World Wrestling Entertainment chief executive Vince McMahon has reportedly backed away from a plan to distribute WWE merchandise at Connecticut polling places, in response to a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice warning that giving away a thing of value for voting would violate federal law. McMahon, whose wife Linda McMahon is the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, complains that DOJ's action is "heavy-handed bullying from big government and would appear to be a desperate political activity in closely contested elections in Connecticut."