Address the immediate crisis by signing The Pledge to Safeguard the Election (https://www.thepledge.site/pledge-to-safeguard-the-election) to make sure our votes COUNT and then dig deep into the grit of the electoral process to make sure that electoral officials follow the same rules that have been applied to previous modern elections.
We need to cast our votes on the House and local levels with this in mind and then follow through AFTER the election to make sure the normal process is followed by keeping pressure on electoral officials of all kinds at all levels. We need to wake up NOW during this election (which might extend until January under the worst-case scenarios) if we are going to PREVENT an illegitimate government.
If mail-in ballots are challenged, the results are closer than expected and President Trump then begins to manipulate the electoral college or attempts to move the process to the House, we will indeed begin moving towards authoritarianism.
I urge readers to do more than just clap for this article or my comment on it. Sign the Pledge to Safeguard the Election, urge others to do the same, and then start looking into how you and those others can influence electoral officials to be faithful to your vote and the popular will of the people within their respective states. Keep working, this election will doesn’t end on November 3, and your work doesn’t end with your vote.
A fuller explanation can be found in the Medium ILLUMINATION-curated articles “Stop the Coming Election Crisis” (https://medium.com/illumination-curated/sign-the-pledge-to-safeguard-the-election-b4daae7efd93) and “Wake Up America! What if Trump Loses the Election and Really DOES Refuse to Go Peacefully?” (https://medium.com/illumination-curated/a-call-to-safeguard-the-election-3a81c9192071?source=friends_link&sk=364c7b349fff6447f2573c6370449846).
And then after we survive this election, we can work on reforming the Electoral College itself and address other issues of abuse of presidential power as is explained in The Pledge to Safeguard the Constitution (https://www.thepledge.site/the-pledge-to-safeguard-the-constitution).