50 Years of Electoral College Maps: How the U.S. Turned Red and Blue – NY Times

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The New York Times uses electoral maps to show political realignments over the past 50 years. Notable moments include the shift in Southern states from Democratic to Republican, the landslide elections (1964, 1972, 1984…) and the relative stability since 2000 (only a half dozen or so states flipping).

The beginnings of the blue-red regional alignment in today’s American politics can be traced to 1964, when Republicans broke through in the South after almost 100 years of Democratic domination.

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