It is not. At least I sure as fuck hope it isn't.
It also wasn't a sudden thing back then. If you look at the history of Europe in the first half of the 20th century, you will notice that a lot of countries descended into dictatorships after an attempt at democracy, and so did Austria. Hitler didn't remove a democratic government in Austria when he took over, he ousted another fascist dictatorship.
What happened here was a slow process. What you observe now in the US was pretty much what was going down in continental Europe in the late 1920s and early 1930s, where "loyal party members" voted openly to eliminate any doubt of their loyalty. Eventually it became customary to do so. And from there it was only a small step to being suspicious if you dared to vote secretly. After all, what do you have to hide?
It certainly is not going to cause a problem at this election. And not with the next. But this has never led to more democracy, only to less.