While Super Tuesday appeared to bring nothing but bad news for anyone in America sane enough to not be excited about a prospective Donald Trump presidency, our northern neighbors were able to flip that depression into a small victory. That country, as is so often the case whenever we talk about things that are cool, is Canada. Following the realization that Trump had successfully taken seven states, the amount of Google searches for the phrase "move to Canada" reached their highest point since George W. Bush's presidency in 2004:
The numbers have continued soaring into Wednesday, with Mashable noting that the Canadian government's website appeared to experience some problems due to heavy traffic following the announcement of Super Tuesday results. "You may experience delays while using the website," a warning message read on Tuesday night ."We are working to resolve this issue." Though the site's temporary problems haven't been confirmed by Canada to be a direct result of a bunch of move-ready Americans, many have noted that the warning had not appeared prior to Super Tuesday.
Thankfully, some of Canada's endlessly generous citizens have already started stepping up to make the move a little easier. The Canadian island of Cape Breton told frustrated Americans in February that they were more than welcome to join them, posting the following open invitation on their website:
Hi Americans! Donald Trump may become the President of your country! If that happens, and you decide to get the hell out of there, might I suggest moving to Cape Breton Island!
See you in Canada?