blue state

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Compound of blue +‎ state. From the color blue representing the Democratic Party of the United States, and being a state (subnational division, province) that votes Democratic.

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blue state (plural blue states)

  1. (idiomatic, US politics) A state of the United States voting Democratic in a given election, or tending to vote Democratic in general.

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