It is only a throw away if others vote other people as you yourself noted
Others make early votes into throw away votes unless someone shows up late and just picks someone with no vote. A TRUE throw away vote is picking a known goodie to avoid not voting or voting late on a 3rd party candidate with no chance of winning the vote. Why some of you young WW players have twisted the meaning I don't know but a real throw away would be me picking someone like OY to vote right now.
edit: and smacked down