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They rang alarms about the rise of authoritarianism in America in 2018. It's only gotten worse since then.
Autocratic leaders have obscured coronavirus data, cracked down on doctors and reporters, and used the health crisis to further erode democracies worldwide.
Authoritarianism experts worry that Trump could abuse his powers to try to disrupt the November election or delegitimize the result if he loses.
The coronavirus crisis could lead us down the path of authoritarianism or build a greener, more inclusive future.

Digital technologies for tracking people and monitoring outbreaks may be the only way out of the crisis — but misuse could aid a slide into authoritarianism.
How a new generation of authoritarians explains the president's coronavirus response.
Historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat has an urgent message during the coronavirus crisis: Authoritarians like Trump don't care about human life. They care about power.
CNN’s chief legal analyst also explained the “chilling corollary” of Trump’s clemency blitz.
"We’re in the heads-on-pikes phase," warned Walter Shaub.
Orbán has attacked the judiciary, taken over the free press and led anti-Semitic assaults, including against a major university, but Trump praised him lavishly.