Here Is All The Proof That Americans Are SERIOUS About Moving To Canada If Trump Wins

Threat levels have escalated from “JK” to “OMG RLY?”

So, here we are: Donald Trump prevailed on Super Tuesday, winning seven out of eleven states.

Scott Audette / Reuters

And the “I’m moving to Canada!” punchline from Americans might have just escalated from a joke to a real, real threat. Here is every indication they are getting a little more sincere:

1. The threats have steadily grown from flippant tweeting…

2. …to publicly decrying, and “literally” buying a plane ticket to Canada, if you’re Raven-Symone.

ABC

3. Last night, after Trump won his seventh primary, search results for “How to move to Canada” spiked.

Google Trends

By 350%.

Searches for "how can I move to Canada" on Google have spiked +350% in the past four hours #SuperTuesday

— Simon Rogers (@smfrogers)

4. The site to determine eligibility for immigration to Canada experienced higher-than-usual traffic, creating lag issues.

YOU BROKE OUR INTERNET, AMERICA

— Emma Loop (@LoopEmma)

5. “Guides” and how-tos are cropping up.

6. The anti-Trump joke website from Cape Breton about taking in American refugees saw half a million visitors.

7. And Cape Breton real estate agents told BuzzFeed Canada they’ve gotten serious inquiries from Americans, and some have actually flown in to look at property.

CHRIS KEANE / Reuters

8. And travel site Kayak recently announced it will give a out one-way ticket to Canada as a response to the surge of “moving to Canada” searches.

Is the election making you want to #MovetoCanada? RT for a chance to win a one-way ticket to Canada. #1WaytoCanada https://t.co/rT6u3aOr9D

— KAYAK (@KAYAK)

9. While we are in the “I’m moving to Canada if ____ wins” season during every U.S. election, this one seems particularly active.

as of right now I'm moving to Canada

— Owen Boquette (@owen_boquette_)

And we, as Canadians, love thy neighbours, but we’re scared of the consequences, tbh.

Americans: "that's it, I'm moving to Canada" [Americans help Canada elect that bald guy from Shark Tank as Prime Minister ]

— Matt Sussman (@suss2hyphens)

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Tanya Chen is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in New York.
 
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