Map of the road to the White House

It's time for American voters to show their true colours: Red, pink and blue.

Pink? How did that get in there? Simple. If you're trying to understand the American parties' political strategies in the home stretch, or make sense of early results on election night, the colour-coded map you see here shows how American states have voted since Clinton's first election in 1992: Blue means Democratic all five times, bright blue means four times Democratic, pale blue three times, while pink ones went Republican three times, bright red ones four times and red ones were solid GOP the whole way.

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