Stafford County’s local government went from red to purple. Is it the next phase of N. Va.’s ‘blue wave’? (Washington Post)

“If you look at Democratic gains over the last 20 years in Northern Virginia, you can see a steady movement down Interstate 95 and out Interstate 66,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington. “But I’m not sure you want to look at 2021 as the year that Stafford became blue.”