This is the title of a new book by Mark Bowden and Matthew Teague documenting just how close Hair Gropenfuhrer and his Cristofascists came to destroying our democracy with their failed coup attempt :
“From the day he entered public life, Trump had chipped away at the vote, that cornerstone. He sowed and planted and nurtured widespread distrust of many things, of government, of institutional and academic expertise of any kind, of mainstream media, of judges, of whole industries, but most often and most insistently, he chipped away at trust in elections. And when he lost, he mobilized that distrust to try to stay in power.
This failed, stopped by the integrity of hundreds of obscure Americans from every walk of life, state and local officials, judges, and election workers. Many of them were Republicans, some were Trump supporters. They refused to accept his slander of themselves, their communities, and their workers, and they refused to betray their sworn duty to their office and their country. They were the true patriots.”