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2.
All the states,with the possible exception of Washington D.C. which may be ultraviolet, since it's constituency votes at about 97% democrat.
Even the most conservative states are purple because they vote at least 40% democratic, and as we all know that would make them all various shades of purple states -- ranging from magenta to ultraviolet.

There are no red or blue states, only purple states.
by monkiki November 06, 2006
 
1.
A term that is used to descibe a even split in a state between democrat and republican voters.
Ohio is usually a purple state in Presidential Elections.
by The OGMAN June 25, 2005
 
3.
A state of intense and prolonged sexual arousal brought about by fantasies of violating the spouses of political candidates of both parties.
Garvin was in a purple state from his desire to give the First Lady a Dirty Sanchez.
by alzzie November 06, 2006