We hear the weather in Canada is lovely this time of year. Anyone for poutine?
Donald Trump’s surprising domination in the election polls Tuesday night sent millions of Hillary Clinton supporters into a panic and looking for a way out of living under a Trump presidency.
And while the Republican victories mounted, people started turning to the bottle — or the bong now that recreational marijuana is legal in California — while others logged onto their computers to apply for Canadian citizenship.
The sudden desire to move north of the border if Trump became president was so massive that the Government of Canada immigration and citizenship website had crashed by late Tuesday night with the influx of wannabe Canadians.
Of course, aside from the technological inconvenience of an overloaded website, it’s not that easy to just get citizenship for another country if you don’t like the way your current one voted.
Canada became more and more appealing to many Americans early in the primaries, when searches for “how can I move to Canada” spiked 350 percent as Trump swept Super Tuesday on March 2, according to Simon Rogers, a data editor at Google.
Searches for "how can I move to Canada" on Google have spiked +350% in the past four hours #SuperTuesday
— Simon Rogers (@smfrogers) March 2, 2016
However, money and fame can’t buy everything — and that includes a navy passport with Canada stamped on the front. We’d tell you specific details of what it entails … but the website is down.
Here are some of the latest distraught and pleading tweets.
— Cause We're Canadian (@MadelnCanada) November 9, 2016
Not joking: Canada's Immigration site just crashed. #Elections2016
— Peter Shankman (@petershankman) November 9, 2016
I'm not great at Hockey but I'm friendly as hell and LOVE Celine Dion.
Can I come chill?
— Josh Peck (@ItsJoshPeck) November 9, 2016
Please marry me Canada I am well versed in Degrassi
— Hana (@HanaMichels) November 9, 2016
Canada is about to get a lot "whinier"
— Tanner Tolbert (@ttolbert05) November 9, 2016
One Room for rent. In Canada. Ensuite + Walk In closet. Parking on driveway. ???? + marriage for 50,000, Canadian "green card" included.
— snowcat ❄️???? (@ytsnowcatxx87) November 9, 2016
— AE Rezife #L7 (@Rezife) November 9, 2016