When thinking about improving their electoral standing, Democrats turn towards the nation’s future demographic changes, particularly in states like Texas. Even after the successful 2012 election, Democrats have continued to look at where growth is possible. Since President Barack Obama won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote nationwide in 2012, and as the number of Hispanic voters increases in states like Texas, excitement is rising among some Democrats that upcoming elections in 2014 and 2016 will offer a glimpse of the future: a blue Texas. In our opinion, this rapid transformation of the Texas electorate is mainly wishful thinking (at least for the foreseeable future).
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