US Election Explained: Why Are States Red Or Blue?

6 November 2016, 10:06

Is America Really Divided?

Democrats or Republicans, which way do states go?

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What makes a red or a blue state? US Ambassador Matthew Barzun explains the political make up of the vast nations which goes to the polls on Tuesday.

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Democrat or Republican. US politics shares one thing with Britain’s system in that two big parties are dominant.

But where do these allegiances lie in a country that spans an entire continent? One of the best people to explain that is US Ambassador Matthew Barzun - and he has done that in this special video with LBC.

Watch as he breaks down the figures from a state to a county level and makes some illuminating observations about the electoral picture in the United States of America.
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