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Following pandemic, red states may start to turn blue

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When it comes to politics, states are often decidedly red, blue, or in the case of swing states, purple. Now, purple and red states have become less Republican after the pandemic.

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The 2020-21 Census data was cited by Redfin, a real estate outlet, according to Rochester First.

Redfin claims this is happening thanks to increasing diversity in areas that are usually more white.

Red and purple states start turning blue after the pandemic

According to the report, more people moved to red and purple counties in major states last year than they have in over a decade.

A key state is defined as a state in which either candidate has a chance at winning in the upcoming Senate elections.

Also determined by census data is that white voters are historically more likely to vote Republican than Black, Latino, or Asian voters.

The following key states have less white electorate now

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Wisconsin

Red counties in the listed states gained around 340,000 residents while purple gained around 271,000.

This isn’t only happening in key states either, it’s happening in other places as well.

While these changes may not make waves anytime soon, it could start to shake things up in the future. For purple areas, it could be what sways the state to blue.

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