“”A more powerful authoritarian would never let himself get into this situation in the first place; he would have already so corrupted the process that his chance of losing would have been effectively eliminated.’ By the standards of entrenched autocracies, Trump’s grip on power is as weak as his grip on reality. Still, the system of government that he has hijacked is not designed to protect itself against his kind of attack. ‘Our Constitution does not secure the peaceful transition of power, but rather presupposes it’ [Lawrence] Douglas writes. Worse, the peculiar institution of the Electoral College, which separates the outcome of the election from the popular vote, practically invites abuse.” Masha Gessen in The New Yorker: What Could Happen If Donald Trump Rejects Electoral Defeat? (It’s a fair question since Trump keeps telling us that he might…)