Yale historical past professor Timothy Snyder, an professional on fascism and authoritarianism, on Friday sounded what might be one of many loudest alarms but on the 2024 election.
Snyder, speaking with MSNBC’s Ari Melber, famous how former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 end result had relied on “personal charisma and signals to his followers and a few people in the Justice Department and hope.”
But if Trump does resolve to formally enter the 2024 race, Snyder warned this time round he’ll even have “a whole bunch of institutional machinery” with the set up of partisan election officers who again his 2020 lies, which for them legitimizes throwing the vote, “plus a whole lot of time to plan.”
“What we know historically is that a failed coup is a trial run for a successful coup,” mentioned Snyder. “Usually when you fail in a coup, something happens to you— and Mr. Trump, nothing has happened to him.”
Melber requested Snyder if he feared a coordinated effort that would swing the election. “We should be thinking about this as what is happening and then ask what we can do to prevent it,” he replied.
Watch the total interview right here: