You'll Never Guess Why Republicans Are Red, Democrats Blue

Hint: It has nothing to do with patriotism.

ByMEGHAN KENEALLY
November 3, 2016, 12:07 PM

— -- The drama over the Electoral College and popular vote split caused political chaos during the 2000 election, but those turbulent days led to at least one orderly solution.

That's when television networks banded together to color Republicans red on their electoral map graphics and Democrats blue.

The color associations had nothing to do with politics or patriotism. And both parties were apparently reluctant for many years to be associated with the color red.

Learn why that changed in the video above.

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