- a state of the U.S. that usually votes Democratic.
Origin of blue state
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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Examples from the Web for blue state
At least two blue-state senators, Dianne Feinstein (CA) and Jeff Merkley (OR), have jumped on the “fix Obamacare” bandwagon.The Democrats Need to Stop Freaking Out About Obamacare and Take Charge
November 14, 2013
But Walmart has been trying to branch out of its blue-state base for years.Racism Is a Tough Sell: The Real Reason Everyone Dumped Paula Deen
June 28, 2013
Blue-state, pro-Israel, anti-Romney Democrats can make their votes count and keep Obama in line—somewhat.
The blue-state red state phenomenon makes many people in the neglected states feel their votes do not count.
In the 1980s, the Senate contained about a dozen blue-state Republican moderates.Obama Gets His Mojo Back
March 11, 2010