What you have under a representative, egalitarian, winner take all, democracy is a shifting coalition of about 51% of voters aligned to threaten about 49%.
If you’re getting more than 51% of the vote (which is certainly possible) that just means you’re leaving rents on the table. You could take more, and/or give less, and still win the election.
Additionally, maximum rent extraction occurs if your coalition comprises the cheapest 51% of voters, in other words, the most useless and parasitic.
In relative terms, the 51% will tend to expand in number as they gorge on the 49%, who will tend to diminish. That means, the 51% will generally be in the position of being able to kick their most productive members out into the 49% and begin consuming them in turn, getting ever more leftist, degenerate, and freeloading as the polity becomes progressively weaker and more parasitic, until finally, it collapses.
This is one explanation for the expressions “Cthulu only swims left” or “the ratchet effect.”
Thankfully, there are alternatives to democracy.