"The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election" (New York Times). They were rigging the election, but do not want to call it rigging the election. They want to call it saving the democracy, which then is defined as 'voters voting how we want them to vote'. They all suffer from Trump-derangement syndrome.
That’s why the participants want the secret history of the 2020 election told, even though it sounds like a paranoid fever dream – a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information. They were not rigging the election; they were fortifying it. And they believe the public needs to understand the system’s fragility in order to ensure that democracy in America endures.