Scholars grapple with what would happen if the former president runs again — and wins? A year before the 2020 election, 12 constitutional scholars & democracy advocates traveled to DC, to work through a range of scenarios where something goes awry on Election Day. Donald Trump showed little regard for the democratic traditions & constitutional norms that had guided his predecessors. So the group considered a slew of hypothetical catastrophes: “What do we do if a vigilante group takes over a major county tabulation facility & burns it to the ground? What do we do if there is a military coup?” But, the experts were too quick to dismiss the outrageous as unlikely to happen in a country like the US. Now, as Trump sounds like he intends to mount a rerun, democracy experts are grappling with what such a campaign — & a potential second Trump presidency — would mean for the country."