Red counties and blue counties

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2004 Presidential election by county

Red counties and blue counties are counties of the United States whose residents predominantly and consistently vote for the Republican Party or the Democratic Party, respectively. These patterns are seen in local, state, United States House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, and U.S. Presidential elections. This term may also be used to describe the political representation of a county by county commissioners, state representatives, and state senators. Degrees between highly "red" and "blue" states are sometimes represented by intermediary hues, with states that do not have a clear political preference being represented as "purple".

Examining political preferences at the county level gives a different perspective than the more widely used analysis at the state level. It is more likely to show differences based on the urban or rural make-up of various counties, rather than a state's regional location in the country.

Blue counties[edit]

Examples of blue counties nationwide:[citation needed]

Red counties[edit]

Examples of red counties nationwide:


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