True as far as it goes, but that isn’t far enough. A respectful participant in the democratic process is required to operate under certain restraints which respect the process. Most importantly, you are not allowed to use the machinery of law to stack the electoral deck in your favor.
The Pubbies are on a nationwide campaign to do precisely that. They know new and younger voters are disproportionately liberal, and this presents them with an electoral weakness. So they pump up allegations of voter fraud so they can solve the dreadful crisis of voter fraud by means that make it less likely that a new voter can or will vote.
Unions represent one of the few dependable Dem bastions, and they are somewhat effective in “get out the vote” efforts and campaign contributions. So, what to do? Well, cook up a budget crisis by cutting revenue by cutting taxes, and then blame the unions. Use legislative power to undercut your political opponents. Do you doubt for a moment that if they could have gotten away with banning unions altogether, they would have?
Witness the public murder of ACORN. Stampeding legislatures both state and Federal with utterly bogus charges of child prostitution, they effectively destroyed ACORN. Charges that were without any merit whatsoever, but that didn’t slow them down. When the charges were proven false, did you hear any of them apologize? They had been trying for years to kill ACORN, the whole Federal attorney scandal has its roots in that effort, because some Republicans have enough integrity not to lend themselves to such a corrupt effort.
They didn’t kill ACORN because it was corrupt, the killed ACORN because it was effective.
Then there is the question of deception. Did Walker, at any time during his campaign, say “I’m going to crush union power in this state”? No, because he would have lost if he did. Now, perhaps if he had, your point about democracy would have merit. But you cannot fairly claim legitimacy for your program from an election fraudulently conducted.
That’s not relying on democracy, that’s gaming the system in order to obtain and preserve power you have no legitimate right to.