Wendy Davis. Battleground Texas. “The emerging Hispanic majority.” Texas Democrats had a lot of reasons to think this might be the election cycle when their fortunes turned. But barring some sort of November miracle (or, depending on your point of view, calamity), Texas will remain in Republican hands come 2015. This won’t surprise Wayne Thorburn, a longtime Texas GOP operative and political analyst whose recent book, Red State (UT Press), makes the case that conservative domination is here to stay, at least for a while. Here’s why.

For a high resolution PDF of this infographic, click here.