The nearly 75 million people who voted for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris belong on the honor role of this election. In denying Trump a second term, they denied him the immense and concentrated power of the executive branch of government for the next 4 years. The right wing extremist movement that Trump leads, we are reminded, still retains considerable power and influence notwithstanding Trump’s loss. While that is the case on one level, on another the loss of the executive branch and its associated powers not only puts a stop to an accelerated dive into full blown right wing authoritarianism, but also constitutes a body blow to their power and influence going forward.