. The real reason Trump is failing to overturn the election « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CNN – Trump’s four-year effort to subvert democracy failed in large part because he was historically unpopular and politically weak relative to other would-be autocrats.

Some unloved politicians manage to subvert democracy, but a common path to autocracy in the modern world is for a genuinely popular leader to use high public approval ratings and overwhelming legislative victories to cow opponents and undermine institutional checks on their power. The threat to democracy is less an unpopular incumbent trying to steal an election than a would-be autocrat transforming temporary popular support into long-term institutional advantage.

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