It’s not “too late” to do something – but instead of reversing our constitutional liberties, which seems to be the direction of most of the suggested proposals in this article, we should be PRESERVING them throughout an election “process” that may last for months rather than a single day. While there is a real danger of street violence, far greater is the peril of a President exploiting that turmoil and unilaterally assuming powers during a state of emergency declared under the guise of the unitary executive theory. What we can still do now before this might happen is to express our will as a citizenry that current office holders, candidates and electoral officials abide by constitutional processes in determining the outcome of this election, and then to cajole Congress to limit presidential power going forward in a coherent, targeted way so that we won’t get to this point again. Two parallel proposals for empowering citizens to actually proactively initiate these processes (instead of passively standing by and watching events disastrously unfold) can be found in The Pledge to Safeguard the Election (https://medium.com/illumination-curated/sign-the-pledge-to-safeguard-the-election-b4daae7efd93?source=friends_link&sk=8fbcf7a8dae5a50bc7d0ea28db5ba782) and The Pledge to Safeguard the Constitution (www.ThePledge.site).

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