Originally Posted by .264 magnum
Precisely. Imagine a simple single beam balance scale and one's vote is a one pound weight. Your one pound placed on the right is a vote for Romney, one pound on the left is a vote for Obama. A vote for RP/Gary Johnson/George Jetson/anyone else who cannot win and issued by a conservative is a vote/pound taken from Romney and thrown in the trash can.
We'll I'm a libertarian who's voting libertarian so my vote*lb isn't being taken from Romney since it was never on the single beam balance. You could say it rests where it always has, in the trash can.