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Some Americans fear that the deep political divisions in the country and President Donald Trump's determination to challenge the results of the election will cause civil war.

Those who object to Trump's tactics argue that he behaves like an autocrat. Delegitimizing sources of information that resist his narrative, demonizing political opponents, supporting political violence and using courts as political tools are all hallmarks of dictators.

Much as the South rejected President Abraham Lincoln's 1860 election with armed rebellion, will President Trump's many supporters attempt to violently overthrow a Biden-led government?

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