Red and Blue America: The Political Divide at the State Level

The red and blue electoral college map was ubiquitous throughout the 2016 presidential election. But such a map masks the political divide within states where even the bluest of states can have red rural areas and deep red states can have blue urban centers.

Here is what the red and blue divide looks like when we go within states and examine how voters selected their state legislators. The map below depicts state legislative districts by the party in control of each of them. You can toggle between state upper and lower houses.

Scroll down to see breakdowns of state legislatures by political party (each circle represents one district).

Democrat Republican Third Party Independent Split-Party Vacant

Note: DC and Nebraska do not have lower houses.