The Republican Party is the Oligarch Party.
The only reason oligarchs need numerical presence is that starving peasants will kill anyone who threatens their gleaner's patch.
The only people pushing the Athenian Straw Man Nonexistent Threat of Slippery Slope Windyfoggery (ASMNSSW) RE DEMOCRACY are people who have a misunderstanding/problem or hatred of democracy. (See AUTHORITARIANS)