red wave

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red wave

In the US, a surge of voters supporting Republican candidates, resulting in an unusually high number being elected to office. (Republicans are associated with the color red.) Conservatives are hopeful that a red wave is coming in the midterm elections this fall.
See also: red, wave
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In southern Illinois there were no red waves or blue waves on Tuesday.
So was that a red wave or a blue wave that just crashed down on us?
They can see some red waves in orange and yellow but not just red.
Earth imaging company, showed the Kim Il-sung Square, located 7.5 kilometers west of the airport, covered with "red waves" that suggested a massive crowd.
They surged forward in cavalier red waves and threw everything into ever more urgent attacks and boss Steve McClaren betrayed his every defensive instinct and put on every striker he had in a desperate bid to claw it back.
United launched red waves of attacks that threatened to swamp a Birmingham side, who felt the fight drain from them after Ronaldo levelled.