They are given away!
Today’s Star Tribune had a good example of this in an article about the 3rd Congressional District of Minnesota It was a chart in the printed edition showing voting results for the last 4 biennial elections. it is a tally of percentage votes for president, Congress, statehouse, and governor. The percentage of Democratic votes is up in Presidential election years and down in off-years.
What would the elections been like if all those stay-away Democrats had shown up? They certainly helped Republicans win.
The only way
To throw your vote away
Is to stay away.
If you don’t show up because you don’t like Hilary Clinton, you might help elect Donald Trump. Just like the stay-aways in Florida helped elect George Bush in 2000.