UI Vision cannot select option from form-control-select

Chrome Version 125.0.6422.114

Just a couple of days ago this command is working for the form I’m automating, I was able to move to the next page

Here’s html

I don’t know if it was the chrome update but although it selects my desired state, it’s sort of not hard selecting it and form will throw an error that there’s no selected state

Also before when I ran the macro, the XClick command will open the dropdown like this, but now it’s no longer doing it

Any help or workaround to automate it?

Maybe the website changed and now the XClick | Xpath hits the wrong spot?

=> Try with XClick | Image.png or XClickText | California => does that still work?