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Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?
Illustration by Jay Vollmar.

Colorado is a key swing state in the upcoming presidential election. In polls, Colorado looks like a toss-up between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, with leads shifting back and forth by the day -- and which way the vote ultimately goes could decide the national outcome. By the numbers, though, this state is pure purple: More than a third of our voters are officially unaffiliated, with the rest divided almost equally between the Democratic and Republican parties. How do you know which color of Colorado you live in? You are what -- and where -- you eat! Keep reading for our handy guide.

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Trader Joe's vs. Walmart

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Le Bakery Sensual vs. Masterpiece Cakeshop

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Celestial Seasonings vs. the Tea Party

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Microbrews vs. Coors

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

20 percent tip vs. 15 percent tip

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Williams & Graham vs. Ship Tavern

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Santiago's vs. Casa Bonita

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Slow food vs. fast food

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Chipotle vs. Chick Fil-A

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Smashburger vs. Wendy's

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

City, O' City vs. Del Frisco's

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Edamame vs. jerky

Most important: Which categories did we miss? Leave your own red-blue suggestions in the comments section below -- or feel free to fill in the purple.