Texas has not voted for a Democratic candidate since Jimmy Carter in 1976 — this election year could be the next.

Texas has been declared a swing state in some recent polls. A swing state has two major political parties with a similar amount of support up to Election Day.

A CBS Battleground Tracker poll released Sunday revealed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is down three points in Texas against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who is polling at 46 percent among likely voters.

Texas has 38 electoral votes of the 270 votes needed by a nominee to win the election.

Since 1980, Texas has been firmly a red state, reliably voting for the Republican candidate in each election year.

The 2016 presidential election could be the first time millennial voters may see the Lone Star state vote in favor of a Democratic candidate.



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