blue state

[ bloo-steyt ]
/ ˈblu ˌsteɪt /

noun U.S. Politics.

a state of the U.S. that usually votes Democratic.

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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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