We all know Texas is a red state. Democrats haven't won a statewide election since 1994, and Republicans have carried the state in every presidential election since 1976.
The question of how that came to be got Gilda Garcia wondering, so she asked TXDecides – our statewide public radio collaborative that's answering Texas voters' questions ahead of Election Day.
"I remember growing up my parents talking about Texas being all Democratic – period," Garcia said. "So what happened?"
In short, it's complicated.