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Marco Rubio: Democratic lawyers working to ‘steal election’ in Florida

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio was back on Twitter Tuesday, sounding the alarm about a potentially stolen election in South Florida.

“Incompetent law breaking election officials lead to chance for lawyers to steal an election Dem lawyers aren’t here to make sure every vote is counted. They’re here to get as many votes for their client as possible counted & get as many votes for opponent as possible thrown out,” Rubio tweeted shortly after noon Tuesday.

& are headed towards being only counties to not make deadline for machine recount Potentially deliberate effort to delay final count hoping a judge will order domestic vote by mail received after 7pm counted, in violation of state law,” Rubio added.

Rubio has aggressively messaged the Republican position in the ongoing recount drama, sounding similar concerns last week.

“Florida law requires counties report early voting and vote-by-mail within 30 minutes after polls close,” he wrote on Twitter. “Forty-three hours after polls closed two Democrat strongholds Broward County and Palm Beach County are still counting and refusing to disclose how many ballots they have left to count.”

While the race for Governor between Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum sees a 0.41 percent spread as the machine recount progresses, the race for Senate is much closer (a 0.15 percent spread) between incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

With an undervote in play in Broward County, the nation’s eyes will be on whether it can meet the Thursday at 3 p.m. deadline for results.

Rubio is skeptical.

Despite skepticism from many corners, Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes claims that the deadline will be satisfied.

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A.G. Gancarski has been a working journalist for over two decades, with bylines in national and local publications alike on subjects ranging from pop music to national and global politics. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014, and has held a column in Jacksonville, Florida's Folio Weekly for two decades. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." Gancarski is a frequent presence on Jacksonville television and radio, including fill-in slots on WJCT-FM's award-winning talk show "First Coast Connect." He can be reached at a.g.gancarski@gmail.com.

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