Back in November there was a tight congressional race in Florida District 13 (Sarasota, et al) where a disproportionate number of ballots came back with no votes for either candidate. It was inconceivable to the politicians that people would not vote for either candidate.
Well they've found a solution for the problem... an "I chose not to vote" option on the ballot. It's good to see that politicians trust the voters so much. And it's reassuring to know that candidate "I chose not to vote", "could not win a race".
"Hoping to prevent a repeat, [Bennett] persuaded the Senate Ethics and Elections committee to approve a bill, SB-494, on Monday that would require ballots to have the additional option of 'I choose not to vote.' That option could not win a race, and the actual candidate with the highest number of votes would win the election.
Bennett, R-Bradenton, said the no-choice option would enable uninformed or disgusted voters to opt out in a way that clearly displays their intention to abstain for elections officials. "