Google searches for “how to move to Canada” shot up on Tuesday night – right around the time both Clinton and Trump were speaking after they started raking in their respective wins.
On Wednesday, Google Trends tweeted that “move to Canada” searches are “higher than at any time in Google history,” while Simon Rogers, data editor at Google, tweeted late Tuesday that the phrase “spiked +350% in the past four hours.”
The majority of the searches were coming from Massachusetts, where Trump snagged 49 percent of the Republican vote and Hillary won 50.1 percent, Google data reports.
People were taking to Twitter to share their concerns, too.
@Rosie I’m so stressed out about this election. I don’t want to have to move back to Canada…
— Erika Santillana (@LittleBirdErika) February 22, 2016
if anyone from any party gets elected I’m moving to Canada. I just really wanna move to Canada and this seems like the perfect time
— mury (@mrsdennisduffy) February 22, 2016
@freedarko I’m thinking brokered convention, third party run. It’s all pretty hilarious.
I should probably move to Canada.
— Stone (@KBenjaminStone) February 22, 2016
In particular it was the thought of a Trump presidency that had people hoping to head north.
so down to move to Canada if Trump becomes president lol
— Meher (@mer_her) February 22, 2016
I just can’t see having a reality star for president… I’d have to move to Canada
— Lanette (@Amadii) February 22, 2016
White ppl: If Trump wins I’ll move to Canada hahehahahhe
Minorities: I’m legitimately terrified for the safety of myself and my loved ones.
— fred (@Fredday95) March 2, 2016
Looking at Donald Trump’s tweets, makes me want to move to Canada if he wins the Republican Nom. Sweet Jesus, help us.
— Elizabee (@ELM_True) February 22, 2016
If Trump wins the election I WILL move to Canada
— Aubree Brocklehurst (@A_ubree) February 22, 2016
If Trump becomes the GOP nominee, Ima gonna have the tiniest nervous breakdown, and then Im going to move to Canada.
— Alexia Prichard (@lextopia) February 21, 2016
But Trump is not the only candidate people are afraid of.
My mom said we’ll move to Canada if Bernie is elected, but the prime minister there is also very liberal pic.twitter.com/Dc2LRPkgOs
— Zoe (@ctrlaltzoe) February 22, 2016
If Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, or Hillary Clinton win the presidency, I might as well move to Canada.
— Livie (@OliviaPelton26) March 1, 2016
Trump v. Hillary? Time to move to Canada
— Sterling (@SterlingT97) March 2, 2016
We live in a country where Hillary Clinton is winning the most votes. I guess I’m about to move to Canada
— a (@AlysaRaine) March 2, 2016
If Hillary gets elected I will move to Canada.
— Gunter Odell (@odell_35) March 2, 2016
So…Cruz won in Texas…time to move to Canada
— Erica Wall (@airwreckawall) March 2, 2016
And others are calling BS on the whole threat.
“If trump wins I’m moving to Canada” means “I don’t vote” and “I would never actually move to Canada”.
— vincent bennett (@xDIAMONDCUTx) March 2, 2016
I don’t understand how Donald Trump has so many supporters. Didn’t they all say that they were gonna move to Canada when Obama got elected?
— Jered Hoff (@jered_hoff) February 21, 2016
Either way, there’s some bad news, Googlers: Canada may not be ready for the influx.
Americans are threatening to move to Canada if Trump wins election. As a Canadian, ‘please no.’ #TwoWordTrump
— Kara. (@KaraTeHelps) March 2, 2016
If trump wins and Americans start moving to Canada, imma move to the uk lmao
— becca (@TheBeccaJones) February 21, 2016
Regardless of an itch to move, don’t pack your bags just yet: There are still many months to go until the general election in November.