Definition of Blue State

What is a "Blue State"? What is the definition of the term "blue state"?

A "blue state" is a state in which the voters tend to favor the Democratic party.

The opposite of a "blue state" is a "red state", which is a state where voters tend to favor the Republican party.

Definition of Blue State - Financial Dictionary - ElectionsAccording to, the use of "blue" and "red" states was brought into use by the Today show during the 2000 US Presidential election.

Examples of states that could be categorized as "blue states", at least based upon the last 4-5 elections - California, Oregon, New York and Washington.

Examples of traditionally "red" states - Texas, Georgia and Oklahoma.

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