- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A slew of celebrities including Jon Stewart, Al Sharpton and Raven-Symone have vowed to move to Canada should Donald Trump win the White House in 2016, and after The Donald saw landslide wins in the Super Tuesday primaries, it appears a lot of Americans are researching their own relocation plans.

According to Google trends, the phrase “how to move to Canada” spiked more than 350 percent Tuesday night. That number surged to 1,150 percent before leveling out around 500 percent at the end of the day, according to Mashable.

Google data editor Simon Richards first pointed out the trend in a tweet on Tuesday.

However, it is unclear whether the spike was prompted by Mr. Trump’s victories in seven states, or Hillary Clinton also winning seven.

Google trends breaks also down the search by states and it appears the majority of searches about moving to Canada came from Massachusetts and Virginia, two key swing states.

In fact, so many Americans were searching Canada’s emigration policies that the Canadian government’s website seemed to be having technical difficulties.

An error message on the site at 12:06 a.m. ET read: “You may experience delays while using the website. We are working to resolve this issue. Thank you for your patience,” according to Mashable.

Last month a Canadian radio host set up a tourism site for the island of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, offering Americans asylum from a Trump presidency.

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