Municipal coups, too
“One reason to use the language of a coup is that people know it’s wrong and a violation of Democratic norms — even if they’re not familiar with the exact definition of a coup.
We have to be ready to declare loudly and strongly: This is a coup.
Even when only a few people go along with the coup, and act as though that’s normal, people may reluctantly accept it as inevitable.
In all research on preventing coups, there’s one common theme: People stop doing what coup plotters tell them to do”