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a state whose voters chose predominantly the Democratic candidate in the most recent presidential election
Origin of blue statefrom the media's use, on maps of the states, of the color blue to designate “Democratic” and red for “Republican” in reporting on the 2004 United States presidential election campaign
A US state in which a majority of the electorate votes for the Democratic candidate in a statewide election.
Origin of blue stateFrom the fact that states that have elected Democratic candidates are often colored blue on maps in media reports.