red state

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

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red state (plural red states)

  1. (US politics) A state of the United States voting Republican in a given election, tending to vote Republican in general, or having a typically conservative mindset.

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