In the 1990s, I saw how in Russia people who sincerely believed in democracy falsified an election. They thought they were saving democracy this way. They thought it was OK to do it just this once for a really good cause.
And yes, there were cynical operators, too, but I’m talking about good, sincere people who convinced themselves that it’s ok to cheat if something really important is at stake. And the fate of democracy seemed important enough.
It worked in the sense that they “won” the election. But there’s been nothing even remotely remotely resembling democracy in Russia since.
I’m repeating this boring story because the blueprint for stealing this election is openly available on Axios. And it’s for a very good cause which is to save democracy from a unique threat.