here article By Emily Condon, NBC NewsGeorgia, Ga.
(AP) – There are signs that the national political climate in the Gulf Coast is starting to calm down after months of intense partisan bickering and controversy.
The political climate has calmed down in Georgia after a string of incidents this year, but not everyone is happy about it.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp says the state is seeing a decrease in political rhetoric and activity, which could be a positive sign for the state’s elections.
“I don’t think it’s just the politics that are calming down in this state,” Kemp said.
“It’s really the environment.”
Kemp said he expects Georgia’s elections to return to normal soon, but it could take a while.
“The politics here in Georgia are very competitive,” he said.
Georgia’s political map has changed over the past two years, with Republicans and Democrats competing for control of state government.
Kemp says he hopes Georgia’s presidential elections will return to the traditional way they are before the 2020 presidential election.
Kemp says a lot of people are looking for an alternative to the political debates.
“When I say alternative, I mean they’re looking for someone who’s not going to have to worry about that kind of partisan warfare,” Kemp explained.
“They’re not going be subject to the kinds of politics that people in other states are subject to.”
The Georgia State Board of Elections says it has seen a decrease of voter registration activity during the last two weeks.
However, that decrease is not being sustained across the state, but has been trending upward in certain districts.
Kep says the number of registered voters is lower than last week, but he said that may reflect the fact that the state had less people eligible to vote on Election Day, due to the hurricane season.
Georgia has seen more voters leave the state this year than in previous elections.
In 2016, there were only about 8,700 registered voters.