blue state

blue state

noun U.S. politics.
a state of the U.S. that usually votes Democratic.
Compare red state.


Origin:
with reference to the color used on maps in televised coverage of the 2000 U.S. presidential election to show the states won by the Democratic candidate

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Main Entry:  blue state
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any U.S. state that tends to vote for candidates of the Democratic party in a general election
Example:  The phrase "red state, blue state, purple state" represents the American political map during a general election.
Etymology:  2000-2004
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