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Rubio’s ’3 pt kick’ Tweet misses the mark — and takes social media by storm anyway

Marco Rubio votes early in West Miami

Senator Marco Rubio casts an early ballot for the Nov. 8th election at the West Miami Community Center on Oct. 31, 2016.
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Senator Marco Rubio casts an early ballot for the Nov. 8th election at the West Miami Community Center on Oct. 31, 2016.

Marco Rubio, the Miami native and Republican senator from Florida, voiced his opinion on the ongoing voting recount happening in the state with a sports analogy.

“Imagine if NFL team was trailing 24-22 but in final seconds hits a 3 pt kick to win. Then AFTER game lawyers for losing team get a judge to order rules changed so that last second field goals are only 1 point Well that’s how democrat lawyers plan to steal election,” Rubio tweeted Wednesday night.

Referring to a field goal as a 3-point kick led to various Twitter reaction at Rubio’s expense:

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And Rubio responded to the backlash via Twitter:

The races being recounted are for Florida’s governor, U.S. senate seat and agriculture commissioner. Republican Rick Scott led incumbent Bill Nelson and Ron DeSantis (Republican) led Andrew Gillum (Democrat) in the senate and governor races, respectively, before the recount started.

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