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red state

[ red-steyt ]
/ ˈrɛd ˌsteɪt /
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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
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