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Decision 2016

Decision 2016

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Canada's Immigration Website Crashes on Election Night

The site also crashed earlier this year during the primaries after Trump's dominant performance on Super Tuesday

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    As Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's path to victory looked more imminent on Election Night, the Canadian government's immigration and citizenship website began to experience sporadic outages.

    An error message on the website stated, “there is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.” Meanwhile, Google searches for "How can I move to Canada" had surged on election night.

    Twitter users suggested it was the result of Americans flooding the site to inquire about packing up for a life in the Great White North. The social media site was flooded with posts, memes and gifs from dismayed voters threatening to leave the United States.

    The site also crashed earlier this year during the primaries after Trump's dominant performance on Super Tuesday. At the same time, Google Trends reported a spike in the search term, “How can I move to Canada.”

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    Trump's stronger-than-expected performance in key battleground statesstunned the Clinton campaign, which was clinging to faint hopes as the election of the nation's 45th president neared its frenzied conclusion: Clinton calling Trump to concede the election.