I was curious about where the connection between Democrat=Blue and Republican=Red started. It seems like it's always been that way, but it's actually only from this century.
NBC was the first station to use red and blue to show states won, but in 1976 they used Blue for Republican. Other stations caught on and used red and blue in subsequent elections, but there was no standard.
In the 2000 elections, red states
and blue states
were finally consistently used to mean Republican and Democrat.
Now, what about that Donkey and Elephant thing? :-)
Congratulations to President-elect Obama.
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