Democrats thought they could break Donald Trump’s back in 2018.

They had their sights set on one big electoral prize that would mean a blue wave washed across America and swept the Democrats into power.

But Chuck Schumer was devastated when the actual results of one key election came in.

Democrats believed 2018 was the year they could put Texas in play.

Winning statewide in Texas would mean the party routed Republicans in elections across America and seized control of Congress.

That also meant Texas would be a battleground in 2020, and denying the GOP their biggest electoral college prize would make it impossible for Trump to win re-election.

Leading Democrats – and many in the media – were pointing to the results from Tuesday’s primaries as the first piece of evidence that Texas was now in play.

They believed that if a Democrat turnout rivaled a GOP turnout, it would mean the Democrats were well positioned to win in November.

And the early vote totals – which showed 465,000 voters participated in the Democrat primary, compared to 420,000 individuals voting in the Republicans primary – gave many Democrats and journalists hope that Republicans were on the verge of a bloodbath.

But that all went up in flames once the results rolled in.

The Daily Caller reports:

“The final numbers spell a slightly different story. Democratic turnout was up 84 percent from four years ago, but Republican added to their record numbers from 2014, according to data from the secretary of state’s office. GOP turnout was the highest since the 2010 midterm.

Republicans easily power-armed Democrats at the polls — 1.54 million to 1.04 million — suggesting O’Rourke and Lupe Valdez, who is running to unseat Gov. Greg Abbott, could face stiff winds come November. Neither candidate is considered formidable opponents for the likes of Cruz and Abbott.”

And the Senate race – which many journalists tried to claim was a sleeper pickup opportunity for the Democrats due to their candidate’s strong fundraising numbers – showed just how weak the Democrats hand in Texas actually was.

Democrat candidate Robert O’Rourke won with just barely more than 60 percent of the vote in the Democrat primary.

And Ted Cruz – who was running unopposed – racked up more votes than all the Democrat candidates combined.

If Chuck Schumer thought Texas provided another path for Democrats to win control of the Senate, the voters of the Lone Star State just delivered a rude awakening.