red state

[red steyt]

noun U.S. Politics.

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

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Origin of red 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 Republican candidate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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