Discuss the role of elections in the United States political system. In your answer specifically address the following: Is classifying states as “red” or “blue” useful for explaining patterns in the American political system? What are some potential problems? What are some benefits? If the “red state/blue state” classification is not useful, what is a better way of explaining variation across states in terms of political attitudes and political participation? Your post must be a minimum of 250 words and include the textbook material and at least 1 outside scholarly source to support your answer. Respond to at least two of your classmates and to your instructor’s follow up questions.
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