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    As voter data continues to pile in, US Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) argues that Republican voters in his home state of Florida will lead a wave to reelect US President Donald Trump. However, netizens say the potentially historic GOP voter turnout does not automatically translate to the president winning the election.

    “In 2016 Republicans ended with a 0.6% turnout advantage in #Florida,” Rubio argued in a Tuesday tweet that included a wave GIF. “Just wait until you see what it is this time.”

    “Early turnout reports indicate #Florida is witnessing a GOP voter participation % of historic proportions,” he said hours earlier.

    Netizens began to call Rubio out over his use of an image of a blue wave while implying that Republican, or “red,” voter turnout will translate to Trump’s reelection.

    Rubio previously predicted there would be a “red wave” in Congress during the 2018 midterm elections.

    "Forget about a blue wave," Rubio added, as reported by The Hill. "A red wave of votes started coming in. That’s what’s gonna happen again now."

    Of course, this was not the case, as Democrats reclaimed a majority in the House of Representatives after winning 41 seats, for a net gain of 39 seats, in the elections.

    The Florida senator came under fire earlier this week after he appeared to back a group of Trump supporters who surrounded a Biden campaign bus in Texas last week.

    “I saw yesterday a video of these people in Texas - did you see it?” Rubio said to attendees of a Trump rally at the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

    “All the cars on the road … We love what they did! But here’s the thing they don’t know. We do that in Florida every day.”

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