Google Searches For ‘Move to Canada’ Soar After Presidential Debate

Tuesday night’s debate between President Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden likely didn’t change any minds, but it did prompt some Americans to ponder their choice of homeland.

Google searches for “how to apply for Canadian citizenship” began spiking at 10:32 p.m., right at the end of the contentious debate. But apparently, a lot of people couldn’t sleep after the debate, as the search hit 100 (the maximum number) at 4:24 a.m., according to Google. Then everyone went to sleep, as the searches dropped to zero until 7:28 a.m, when they soared again.

The search was most popular in Massachusetts, Michigan, and New York, followed Illinois, Washington state, and Biden’s home state of Pennsylvania.

“‘How to move to Canada’ and ‘move to Canada‘ also experienced a surge in searches during the debacle of a debate, which was fraught with interruptions, unfinished points and nasty attacks,” the New York Post reported.

Some Twitterers were supportive, others not so much. “Cheering you all on from this side of the border! You got this!” one Twitter user wrote. Read more…

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