List Of Blue States And Red States In U.S. 2022 (Updated)

Blue States And Red States

Last Updated: 1 January 2022

Before you read the Blue States and the Red States list, let’s find out how the naming of a state with color started!

The Blue States and the Red States are referred to as states of the United States whose voters predominantly choose either the Democratic Party (Blue) or Republican Party (Red) for Presidential and Senatorial Candidates.

The use of the term Blue or Red has been expanded to differentiate between states being perceived as Liberal and those perceived as Conservative. It is now seen that the “Democratic Blue” and “Republican Red” color scheme is now part of the lexicon of American journalism.

However, the fun fact is that neither of the party national committees has officially accepted these color designations, though informal use by each party is becoming common.

Nevertheless, both parties have adopted logos that use their respective colors i.e., a blue “D” for Democrats and a white “GOP” with a red elephant for Republicans.

The following list is tabled from the last Presidential Election 2020.

List Of Blue States And Red States

No.Blue StatesNo.Red States
15New Hampshire15North Carolina
16New Jersey16North Dakota
17New Mexico17Ohio
18New York18Oklahoma
19Oregon19South Carolina
20Pennsylvania20South Dakota
21Rhode Island21Tennessee
24Washington24West Virginia

Related: List Of US States And Their Capitals In Alphabetical Order With PDF

All the 50 States of the United States of America contain both Democratic and Republican voters but only Blue or Red colors appear on the electoral map because of the winner-take-all system used by most states in the Electoral College.

Fun Facts

  • The Red-Blue terminology was popularized in 2000.
  • From the 2000-2004 election only three states changed “color”.
  • As of 2020, fully 35 out of 50 states in the U.S. have voted for the same party in every presidential election since the red-blue terminology was popularized in 2000.
  • The state of Maine has seen supporters from both Democrats and Republican voters but majority Democrats voters, therefore, it is referred to as Blue State while Nebraska state saw a majority voters from Republicans hence it is referred to as Red State.
  • The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee alluded to the color scheme when it launched a national “Red to Blue Program” in 2006.[1]
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    • Hi Rhonda!!
      In Ohio, the winner received a plurality of the vote but did not receive an outright majority of the popular vote. So Ohio is on the red list (Please ignore the map for Ohio)

  1. After all the shenanigans perpetrated by Joe Biden and his handlers how could anyone be proud to be a democrat. Get your heads out of the sand, they mean to destroy our freedoms and values. It is truly sad.

    • The shenanigans are all on the Republican side and they have undermined election integrity while accusing the Democrats of it. We will never have fair and impartial elections again. The Republicans have set up swing states so that actual votes can be ignored and overruled by Republican state legislatures. They have killed democracy. Democrats put a premium on playing by the rules, Republican put the premium on winning by whatever means they can.

      • You are correct and the evidence is displayed and broadcast daily from Congress. We are living evidence, too; while the Rethugs are counting on short memories (the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017), Democrats are attempting to partially offset that $1.4TRILLION national debt with the Build Back Better Plan. Rethugs passed the TCJA via reconciliation bc they KNEW it wouldn’t pass or survive a filibuster. In case folks don’t realize it the TCJA 2% tax INCREASE applied to everyone making below $75K/year goes into effect THIS YEAR BUT the tax DEDUCTION of 12% given to corporations went into effect in 2017. That 2% additional tax is approx $29K and translates to an additional $300/mo mortgage payment. People making below $75/year make up 65% of taxpayers. Democracy is under attack by the Rethuglikkkan Party and the Democrats aren’t the only people noticing that fact. I refer to the recently released Global State of Democracy Report 2021 that identifies the US as no longer the ‘bastion of democracy’ but is “backsliding towards authoritarianism”. The report specified 45’s unprecedented and anti-democratic refusal to accept the results of a fair election and his subsequent attack on the Capitol as main contributors to the determination of our democratic status.

    • You’re wrong truly and simply the people who mean to destroy freedoms is you people, we will never forget the sixth and we will never forgive you people either!

    • Democrats have won the Popular Vote since 2008 in presidential elections. Just wait a few years when the next generation is eligible to vote, no matter what Republicans try to do to sabotage elections, Republican Party will be Bye, Bye!

  2. Virginia turned Red. It was embarrassing being equated with Democrat racists who developed, wrote and instituted the Jim Crow laws. How the black-faced baby killer was elected is a mystery. Too many dead Dem voters.

  3. Right. I don’t turn on cnn or msnbc, or any other Marxist media to get the news I have to research it myself, using news reports from other countries. I look at graphs, and studies.
    Dems made up the base of all kkk rallies, and kept blacks away from the polls and voting during the 1910s-1960s, by beating folks up. Dems gave us the Jim Crow laws, People knew they were wrong, but Dems lived with them. Republican’s worked to overturn them.
    I watched Democrats in DC, where I grew up, deciding I could never be like the racists, who laughed about keeping their women barefoot and pregnant.

  4. It’s pretty ridiculous to call a state “Blue” simply because it’s voters voted for a Democrat as president, &/or its senators, while both houses of the state’s legislature are solidly Republican. Plus, it’s congressional delegation is about 50/50, so maybe we can use more accurate labels instead.

  5. The first network to color states during election results broadcast was in 1972 with CBS. At that time, blue represented states won by the Republican incumbent Richard Nixon, and red was for those taken by challenger US Senator George McGovern of South Dakota. Red was most likely chosen for Democrats because in the United Kingdom, red is the color of Liberals in their government. This color scheme changed over the next couple of decades for reasons unknown. My speculation is that red is also the color many countries have used in their flags to represent revolution (possibly also from the Liberals in the U.K), China being the most famous and Democrats didn’t want anything to do with China and the Red Army, and therefore Democrats didn’t want to be associated with that. Blue is the color more associated with loyalty and royalty and that is what Republicans represented. However, since the time of Richard Nixon, the news media has been leaning further and further left. I believe Democrats didn’t want Red, they wanted Blue, and the liberal media obliged.

    • The lines you republicans cross… There will be wars ahead and it won’t be because of us, it will be because of you and your type, the extreme fascist type!

  6. George Washington warned us against having political parties. Each issue and its potential solutions should be debated on its own merits, not by blindly following the opinions of a political party. If Congress could do this and we as individual citizens could do this, we’d find the redness and blueness would fade substantially. We would find that we agree with some views from the other side.

  7. Many of the Republicans appear to have gone brain dead. Will not allow Dems to pass anything that negate Americans to receive even the right to a fair vote! The BBB should have already passed! Congress and Senators refusing to stand up for the American people should be voted out of their positions in a fair and safe election. My family, along with many others will refuse to live with an authoritarian
    Dictator leader and his brain washed followers.

    • Wow!!!!!!!! Im always amazed at the power of indoctrination of liberals, wow , linda the onlything standing between you and authoritarian gov. Is 50 republicans in senate i realize your a democrat but your party has been highjacked by radicals and they qre far more dangerous than trump get your head out of sand please!! This is fact if we move to far right its hitler if we move to far left its hitler he was at the 6 oclock bottom of barrel bad that is where far left and far right become the same thing lets all get back to the 12 oclock center please


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