Red vs. Blue: A history of how we use political colors

Angelena Iglesia

Then, later in the broadcast, the team shows the current map of who’s winning which state. And that, too, is jarring. The Democrats are blue and the Republicans are … yellow? Why aren’t they red?┬áThe answer is: Because the assignation of red-as-Republican, blue-as-Democrat didn’t become the standard until the last […]