Category Elimination - U.S. States #3

In each group, name any answer which matches the first category to reveal the second category, then name any answer which applies to both categories to reveal a third, and so on.
# = the number of answers possible
Answer must correspond to the highlighted yellow box.
All data as of February 2022.
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: February 10, 2022
First submittedFebruary 10, 2022
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Green Categories
25
States which voted blue in the 2020 election
16
... which don't border another country
5
... with fewer than 4 million people
1
... and is also landlocked
Nevada
 
Orange Categories
10
States which are two words
6
... which are not "New"
3
... which are in the South Census Region
1
... and have more than 8 million people
North
Carolina
Blue Categories
36
States which don't border a country
17
... which contain the letter O
5
... which were part of the confederates
1
... and averages more than 40 tornadoes a year
Florida
 
Purple Categories
27
States whose flag contains their name
15
... with a maximum elevation over 1,500m
5
... which were part of the Louisiana Purchase
1
... and that borders another country
Montana
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Level 56
Feb 28, 2022
Nice quiz, nominated!
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Level 24
Mar 3, 2022
Idaho works for the purple category as well.
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Level 68
Mar 3, 2022
Idaho wasn't part of the Louisiana Purchase
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Level 56
Apr 5, 2022
State quizzes like this are a blast. Nominated.
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Level 71
Apr 5, 2022
Made the mistake of trying to think of states near Louisiana for those included the Louisiana purchase; I had no idea it was such an enormous swathe of territory.

Nice one as usual 👍🏻