Confidence is high among the main political parties around Midland.
Despite being a historically 'red state', David Rosen with the Midland County Democratic Party believes a shift toward a minority-majority population has profound impacts on how Texas votes, not only for tonight, but also for future elections.
"These populations have historically been strongly democratic, and as these populations, particularly the latinos, get out and vote in greater numbers, Texas will turn blue," Rosen said.
Across the Permian Basin, early voting numbers have been huge, and the chairman for the Midland County GOP, James Beauchamp, thinks it's because people want to see a change in leadership.
"I think people today have seen a situation occur in which the federal government, 40% of the money we spend is money we don't have. They see a government that is out of control, that is reticent to change and to address those issues and so i think one of the things is these people don't want to be victims; they want to be patriots," Beauchamp said.
No matter the end result, both parties are just glad so many people have gotten out to vote.