A Political Pond Skater
beside the point, immaterial, not pertinent, not germane, off the subject, unconnected, unrelated, peripheral, extraneous, inapposite, inapplicable.
An Option We Didn't Have
Many French voters would have preferred to be voting for candidates from the left-leaning coalition dominated by the Socialist Party or the more centrist coalition dominated by the Republican Party and were dissatisfied with Macron as an alternative to the far-right choice of Le Pen in the run-off. So they turned in blank ballots, which translates as "neither of the above." I wonder how many Americans would have voted for that way when confronted by the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald tRump back in November if they had such a choice.