But if people are genuinely afraid of the consequences of a simple election, isn't that a sure sign that the government has too much power?
Obviously. Though some who self-identify as leftists might not have come around to that realization yet.
Fear of Trump isn't solely the domain of Democrats either, but rather the domain of anyone who studies history and politics. Annoyingly enough, the Democrat mouthpieces usually get the specific reasons Trump should be feared so wrong, and do such a terrible job making the case against him. It is unfortunately true that left-leaning media exists in an equally bizzaro world as right wing media.