Bingo. There's no such thing as a non-vote because not voting still affects the outcome. Refusing to act is an act in itself. For example, California had a preposition to make marijuana legal. It was leading in the polls, but when it came time to tally the votes, the preposition didn't pass. Turns out the demographic that would have passed it didn't bother to show up to vote. So, even though most people actually want it, they didn't get it because they didn't bother to get off their butts. It's also problematic because elected leaders depend on their constituents to get reelected. If people in the center didn't vote because all of the candidates are wackaloons, that makes it so that only the extreme ends and the crazy people make up the constituency. I think that will only make the candidates crazier and crazier, and thus more polarized, as time progresses.