This really interesting perspective is published by Demand Democracy:
Republicans are continuing their second coup attempt with the goal of seizing full permanent control of the federal government through election rigging tactics such as voter suppression, gerrymandering, and refusing to certify election results. Sadly, congress seems unlikely to do anything in response to this dire threat. It is now vital that we consider how the public can directly fight back against undemocratic Republican rule should this electoral coup succeed in cementing their power. History has many examples of coup attempts which have been stopped by ordinary citizens who took a stand against them. Never be convinced that we are powerless in the fight against tyranny. I guarantee that regardless of your background, you have important skills and contributions to make in the fight for American democracy.
While many imagine the fight against authoritarian governments as needing to be a violent struggle, there are a wide range of tactics which can be deployed to force a shift from authoritarianism to democracy. Effective nonviolent strategy is not based around passivism, but exerting pressure through economic, social, psychological, or political force. As research has shown, nonviolent tactics have proven very successful in stopping coup attempts historically.
Delegitimize election cheaters and build a mass movement opposing them
The first and most important step is to call this anti-democratic coup what it is and refuse to accept undemocratically elected government as legitimate. Governments depend on the public seeing them as having legitimacy in order to function. By undermining this, you threaten the very foundation of the coup government’s power. Spread the idea of the coup government’s illegitimacy and build a mass movement around it with mainstream support.
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