Authoritarianism

Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has sought to undermine his country's election in a major test of the world's fourth-largest democracy.
Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro used massive Independence Day events to bolster his efforts to contest the October election results if he loses.
Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he would pick retired general Walter Braga Netto as his running mate in October's election.
The action has alarmed authoritarian experts who point to parallels in the old Soviet Union as well as in Nazi Germany.
Prosecutors, historians and others worry that fomenting violence to overturn an election loss will become an accepted tool.
A conviction would send a message that Republicans believe that elections and the rule of law are foundational, but so far, leaders prefer to avoid the issue.
There have been recent and serious concerns about Myanmar, also known as Burma, backsliding into authoritarianism.
The comedian called the president an "overt fascist" and said a second Trump term would turn the U.S. into a "democracy in name only."
The president has also repeatedly spread misinformation seeking to delegitimize mail-in voting.
They rang alarms about the rise of authoritarianism in America in 2018. It's only gotten worse since then.