Americans can make sure their vote counts by signing The Pledge to Safeguard the Election (https://www.thepledge.site/pledge-to-safeguard-the-election) which would get us involved as watchdogs over the Electoral College and the House of Representatives to make sure that electoral officials follow the same rules that have been applied to previous modern elections to prevent the very real possibility of this election being stolen.
Cast your 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 to safeguard this election (which might extend until January under the worst-case scenarios). 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.
A fuller explanation for how to counter this 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).