John Eastman had a step-by-step process for a coup d’etat, and it absolutely could have happened (and is more likely to happen in the future):
You can discuss the incentive effects of public statements from elites saying that Pr(coup) is high, or get mad that some elites make statements that overstate Pr(coup). But you can't say Pr(coup) hasn't trended up in recent years or that Pr(coup) isn't too damn high! https://t.co/5o8KSUfqWL— Jake M. Grumbach (@JakeMGrumbach) September 21, 2021
Well, it could be worse — the “scholar” behind this could have had a well-compensated barely-work job at a prestigious public research university while he was plotting an election theft.