I am a encouraged by the fact that so many Red State governors and Republican-appointed judges have said "NO" to Trump's coup attempt. Yes, it's shocking that so many in congress are willing to destroy their political futures to go along with him. But he won't get a majority in either house of congress for his nonsense.

Sure, if a majority in both houses and enough governors and state legislators and judges all were willing to toss democracy out with the trash, then Trump could install himself as dictator. But a giant meteor could hit the Earth and kill all higher life forms too. That's actually happened before, unlike America becoming a dictatorship!

Literally thousands of things would have to be different for this coup to succeed, so I think it's rather silly to get worked up about that. It was way more likely that Trump could have done a little less self-sabotage and won reelection by getting more votes than Biden.