Protesters to convene on Marco Rubio’s, Rick Scott’s homes to demand challenge to Joe Biden win
Marco Rubio and Rick Scott.

scott rubio
Donald Trump supporters want the Electoral College results overturned.

Supporters of Donald Trump plan to protest outside the homes of both of Florida’s Republican U.S. Senators. Their demand? Reject the Electoral College totals that show Joe Biden won the race for President.

“Peaceful protests” will be held Saturday outside Sen. Marco Rubio’s home in Miami at 1:45 p.m. The same day, a similar rally will be held on a public beach behind Sen. Rick Scott’s Naples home at 2:45 p.m.

“The message we are trying to relay is that we want our elected officials to hear us not only as their voters but as Americans with real concern that our votes are being disenfranchised due to the wrongdoings and lack of security in other states,” said Josh Sapienza, a Cape Coral activist. “That being said, we demand our Senators to stand up for us as Floridians and Americans, and if they will not, we want to make it very clear that they will not receive our votes again.”

Organizers promoting the events through the website Enough2021.org say throwing out the results is the only way to save a stable American democracy. Critics, of course, see the rallies as advocating the exact opposite through the invalidation of a legitimate election.

Liv Coleman, a University of Tampa political science professor involved in Democratic politics, said these rallies only serve to undermine confidence in democracy.

“The election is over, and the outcome is not in doubt,” she said. “At this point, the movement only degrades the democratic process by eroding the legitimacy of the election and ability for Biden to govern. There is no evidence of widespread fraud, and Trump’s legal team has not presented any in court.”

The Electoral College results, which met in December and made Biden the winner with 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232, are set to be certified by Congress on Wednesday. Trump’s legal team has repeatedly challenged results in several states, including Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona and Nevada, but none have stood up in court.

The Supreme Court rejected a case calling for four states’ results to be thrown out.

Wednesday is a day after new members of Congress get sworn in. Several members of Florida’s House Delegation, including Bill Posey, Matt Gaetz and Byron Donalds, have signaled they will vote against certifying results based on accusations of election problems in swing states carried by Biden.

Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley has also said he will challenge the results. The guarantees a challenge will be presented in the Senate and House, and all members will vote. Several Republican Senators have said they will vote to certify Biden’s election, so it’s unlikely this will result in Trump being given a second term.

Neither Scott nor Rubio have made statements signaling what course they will take.

The rallies at the senators’ homes will just be the last stops for caravans on Trump supporters after multiple meetups throughout South Florida. There will be events in Tampa, Sarasota, Cape Coral and West End Park, leading to the storming of residences.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected]


14 comments

  • Ron Ogden

    January 1, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    You fail to understand that millions and millions of Americans no longer have any confidence in this so-called democracy under the thumb of the Democrat-cy. It does not serve the people. It serves the self-declared elite: the abysmal deep state, the establishment media and the Democratic Party. It advances their agenda, and it meets their needs. The people are left to protest, so they do. The parallel between the situation in Hong Kong and what see developing in America should be readily apparent.

  • Sonja Fitch

    January 1, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Traitor Trump has filed 60 damn bs lawsuits the courts have said YOU AINT GOT NO EVIDENCE! Duh. Duh duh duh! Do the heads of these goptrump death cult rattle cause they ain’t got brains! Trump lost! You lost ! No evidence! Produce the evidence! We are law abiding in America! You are brainwashed and braindead! Stfu

  • Ocean Joe

    January 1, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    “…we demand our senators to stand up for us as Floridians and Americans and if they will not we want to make it very clear that they will not receive our votes again.”

    Please don’t step on the geraniums and don’t hassle the butler.

  • lYNN ANNE LAFFERTY

    January 2, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Really? So Mr. Politics has not been watching all the voter fraud hearings taking place in state legislatures?? Or how there were more voting than registered, or how magically votes counted disappeared..
    Or maybe ask someone older who was born here if they have ever, ever seen counting stop? Why did Florida have all their votes counted by 11pm?
    Please Donald Trump won and many people smarter and more knowledgeable than you know it!

  • tjb

    January 2, 2021 at 9:51 am

    To Ron and Lynn,

    We all know that the lizard people from Mars came to our great country and voted for Joe Biden 78,000,000 times. I have the proof to demonstrate that the lizard people fraudulently voted but no one is taking me seriously. Can you guys get me on to OAN or a sit down with Lynn Wood so I can speak the truth? Americans must know the truth now. Until then, we need to make sure that our Space Force is protecting us from future frauds and attacks from the lizard people.

  • Billie

    January 2, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Storming of residences? Storming? Really?

  • Sonja Fitch

    January 2, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    tjb lol lol. Damn those lizard people….

  • Frank

    January 2, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    I’d like to see one of these election fraud deniers, like the author of this bias article, explain all the incriminating videos, the documents, the statistically astronomical anomalies and the 1100+ credible eye-witnesses sworn under penalty of perjury.

  • Felix

    January 2, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    The courts have not ruled on the merits they cowardly have consistently ruled that the parties have no standing. If a State, president Trump, the countless disenfranchised voters, or any one that has filed a lawsuit have all been dismissed because they don’t have standing. Then who has standing? The patriots of this country will stand for freedom and the protecting our country from becoming a lawless society and open border country. All anyone has asked has been to investigate and report on the obvious. But no demanding party has been allowed to have courts rule on the Merits, this is what is undermining confidence in our democracy.

  • Sonja Fitch

    January 3, 2021 at 9:28 am

    The Facts stupid! There are no facts! That bs crap up above has never been placed in a court of record! Why? Because it is a damn bunch of bs to scare paranoid delusional goptrump death cult sociopaths!

  • tjb

    January 3, 2021 at 10:06 am

    Frank and Felix,

    Sadly, the lizard people from Mars took over your body on the day that you voted. They took over your, and 80,000,000 Americans, minds and bodies, and had us vote for Biden. I HAVE PROOF. Let other patriots know this. LET THE TRUTH BE KNOWN. We must build a space wall now and have the Martian pay for it so there will be no voting fraud in 2024.

  • Bruce G Nesdore

    January 3, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Disclaimer: I am a life-long Republican, believe in limited Fed. Gov., fiscal responsibility, balanced budgets… My questions to anyone and all:
    Do you really believe what Trump says? Is he trust-worthy?
    Does Trump really care about our country, or is he really more concerned about himself?
    Did the Democrats (or Chavez/Deep State/aliens/anyone) actually rig the election against Trump?
    If so, who and how was the election rigged – in Republican controlled states?
    Do you believe that the fundamental tenant of a democracy that it’s governmental representatives are elected by the majority of the people?
    Thanks

  • Sonja Fitch

    January 4, 2021 at 5:29 am

    Bruce thank you for a simple set of questions that have been answered in our Courts!

  • Rich7553

    January 4, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    The US is not now, nor has ever been a democracy. Additionally, the President is not elected by the majority of the people. Constitution 101, sir.

Comments are closed.


#FlaPol

Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Jason Delgado, Renzo Downey, Rick Flagg, A.G. Gancarski, Anne Geggis, Joe Henderson, Janelle Irwin, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Jesse Scheckner, Scott Powers, Andrew Wilson, and Kelly Hayes.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @PeterSchorschFL
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704




Sign up for Sunburn


Categories