Poll: None of them ____ there.
None of them ____ there.
When using object pronoun "them", plural, use verb to "be" were plural as well.
Could be "none" and "them" seen in the phrase like so?
"them" = Joe, Ann, Lui, Fia
-None of (Joe, Ann, Lui, Fia) was there.
-Neither Joe nor Ann (nor Lui nor Fia) was there.