There is a common desire to see “None of the Above” as an explicit option on the ballot.
A letter in the El Paso Times:
“How I wish there were a “none of the above” option on the ballot that would allow us to reject these unsavory creatures.”
A letter in the Boston Herald:
“This election is the best argument I’ve ever encountered for a change in our voting laws. Let’s make “None of the Above” an option on every ballot.”
In the Texas Tribune:
“One might withhold a vote due to indecision or lack of knowledge, but it is quite frustrating to have considered each candidate carefully but not have an option to say “no” to all of them.”
The option is in fact available. All ballots are counted. When a voter casts a ballot without selecting any candidate, that vote is counted, and it is a vote for none of the above.