You can object to every single one of these measures and still realize that they hardly amount to the agenda of Erdogan or Fujimori. If all those two ever did was deport illegal immigrants or constantly update the voter rolls, they wouldn’t be synonymous with dictatorial thuggery.

The worries about Trump as fascist dovetail with critiques of our system itself as undemocratic. These will become more prominent as Trump moves to almost certainly nominate another robustly constitutionalist, highly credentialed jurist to the highest court in the land.

For progressives like Jonathan Chait of New York magazine and Michelle Goldberg of The New York Times, this is another sign of “minority rule.” But Republicans get to nominate and confirm Supreme Court justices because they won the presidency and retained control of the Senate in 2016 in a hard-fought national election.