It's nationwide. We saw this in 2008 and again in 2012, we call it the "Fourth Quarter Election Year Slowdown"
New business went from a flood in August and September to a trickle this month. I am encouraging everyone to take time off, work on administrative tasks, and get well rested for the floodgates to open right after the election. From the past two cycles, it doesn't matter who wins.
I would never try and control what my employees are passionate about, as I have a company of very smart, very responsible knowledge workers. As long as they do quality work and meet deadlines I trust them to be responsible.