Google Searches for "How to Move to Canada" Spike On Super Tuesday
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Donald Trump won the Virginia Republican primary and claimed victory in six other states that held primaries on Super Tuesday: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Vermont.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also won seven states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Texas. Her rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, walked away with wins in Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Vermont. Back on the Republican side, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won Alaska, Oklahoma and Texas, while Florida Sen. Marco Rubio achieved his first primary win in Minnesota.
But not all Americans are on board with the way the 2016 presidential election is playing out. In fact, Google suggests plenty want out.
Google Data Editor, Simon Rogers, tweeted out that searches on the search engine for "How to move to Canada" spiked towards the end of Super Tuesday.
The increase in inquiries was evident on Google Trends, an off-branch of the search engine that tracks topic popularity.
In fact, it continued to spike as results of the primary came out.
Shortly after midnight, Mashable editor Brian Ries says the inquiries skyrocketed a stunning 1500% from normal.
Though possibly unconnected, the website for the Canadian government crashed last night.
As of this morning, the website is still displaying the same error message warning visitors to expect delays.
On the website, you can determine your eligibility to make the move in a brief form that only takes 10-15 minutes.