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Marco Rubio's '3 pt kick' tweet on Florida election prompts Twitter trolls

Rubio has posted several tweets saying each county in Florida should abide by state law.
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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) speaks to the media while unveiling legislation on gun violence restraining orders in the wake of the high school massacre in Parkland Florida, on Capitol Hill March 7, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio got roasted online Tuesday night for a tweet mixing sports with politics.

Rubio, R-Florida, posted a tweet in which he referred to a field goal as a “3 pt kick.”

The Republican senator accused “democrat lawyers” of trying to “steal” the races for the U.S. Senate and for the state’s governorship.

“Imagine if NFL team was trailing 24-22 but in final seconds hits a 3 pt kick to win,” Rubio wrote in the tweet. “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.”

62522615666016256?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 14, 2018

The tweet prompted several people to roast Rubio for confusing a field goal with a "3 pt kick."

In fairness, Rubio used the term "field goals" in the very same tweet.

Before graduating from the University of Florida, Rubio also played football at Tarkio College in Missouri for one year.

Rubio has posted several tweets saying each county in Florida should abide by state law.

With the exception of Palm Beach County, the state's other 66 counties have until 3 p.m. Thursday to complete the machine recount.

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