Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) tried to express his frustration with the vote counting process in Florida by using an NFL analogy. It didn't go over well.

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Marco Rubio’s attempt to use football to describe Florida recount fails spectacularly

The tweet was dunked on a lot.


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Nov 14, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 1:42 am CDT

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), like President Donald Trump and other Republicans, isn’t very happy with the vote counting process currently underway in Florida.

The razor-thin margins in the state’s gubernatorial and Senate races have led to recounts. And it’s been creating angst among some Republicans—especially the president—who want to see the state go red, like it appeared to be on election night last week.

In an effort to express his frustration with the voter drama in Florida, Rubio decided to try and use a sports analogy in a Twitter post to describe what is happening.

It was inexplicable.

“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 #Florida election 1/4” the senator wrote, following it with a series of tweets about the election process.

Many people fixated on the fact that Rubio referred to a “3 pt kick,” instead of what every football fan can tell you is a “field goal.”

Others just dunked on Rubio and his odd football-election tweet.

While some decided to use analogies they thought was more fitting.

On Wednesday morning, Rubio posted a bible verse: “What is crooked cannot be made straight, and you cannot count what is not there.”

Which many people found fitting given his tweet about field goals.


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*First Published: Nov 14, 2018, 8:13 am CST