What is the origin of the Red State/Blue State designation?

  1. Aficionada profile image87
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    What is the origin of the Red State/Blue State designation?

    Why were the colors chosen to represent the political parties as they were? To me, the symbolism has always seemed backwards, and I'm curious to know more about the reasoning behind the colors.

  2. carol3san profile image61
    carol3sanposted 5 years ago

    Don't know for sure, but I would be willing to take a guess.  Perhaps someone noted that  there were some states consistent in voting for the dems, and the rest of the states voted for the republicans. When I first noticed this, it was during the Clinton era..  That was when I first took interest in politics.

 
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