It’s terrifying that a long-form coup could happen, but for all intents and purposes, there seems to be very little that could be done to stop it.
Also see this assessment from Yale History professor Timothy Snyder.
One thing that gives me a bit of hope is that one of my best friends works in D.C. for the government. He claims often that conspiracies to game the system are incredibly challenging, because D.C. can barely tie its own shoes.
The thing is, someone infiltrated the party with the idea that authoritarian rule is what we need in America. Otherwise, reasonable people seem to almost suddenly think this. Propaganda moves quickly within their movement. It’s tough to keep up with it all.