Why are the Bush states red?
Sure, I'm convinced it all relates to Esau, Edom and Jacob's evil red son, but that probably isn't how the world works - though you can be sure, that if New York was red, some rebba would have latched on to that explanation.
On reflection, the questions not weak. Consider that in France in the 1780's, revolutionaries sported a red cockade; in the European revolutions of 1848, ''Red Republicans'' advocated the use of force to overthrow governments and red became the color of communism. It's always been a lefty color. Meanwhile, blue is the color of Republican blood, and Republican hair.
So, what gives? The answer is here. <-- this is a link. Click on it.