Last Updated: 18 August 2021
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 States||No.||Red States|
|15||New Hampshire||15||North Carolina|
|16||New Jersey||16||North Dakota|
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.
- 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.