Trump’s no unique, baffling, manic explosion of evil, nor a reprise of 1930s fascism. He’s older and more American. He’s not inexplicable, he’s foreseeable though not inevitable.
Some may debate whether Trump is actively promoting far-right extremism, or is just content to reap the benefits while it grows on his watch.
There certainly is an America other than that of the current president.
Much of the complexity and unfairness in the electoral system — from gerrymandering to voter suppression — exists because elections in the United States are run by the states, not some federal authority.