With Youngkin victorious, a post-Trump Virginia returns as a swing state (The Washington Post)

“Sometimes being less defined is more effective than being more defined,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a University of Mary Washington political science professor. “The Virginia political culture tends not to reward extremists. During the Trump years, Virginia looked a lot bluer than it actually was. The more you’re behind the partisan figures of your party, the less it helps you in Virginia.”