Donald Trump shattered the odds on Tuesday with a stunning victory over Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton and will become the 45th president of the United States. The Republican nominee defied pre-election polling to claim swing states, winning the key battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
As news outlets called more and more states for Donald Trump Tuesday evening, Canada’s informational website on immigration and citizenship began experiencing repeated outages, presumably due to a surge in traffic. Wonder why?
— Duchess? (@DuchessJJ) November 9, 2016
The Canadian Immigration site is down. Sorry, Americans #ElectionNight
— Meena Nowrattan (@meenanow) November 9, 2016
The site has been working intermittently throughout the night with high levels of traffic. According to The Telegraph, searches for the word “emigrate” also jumped in the United States at around the same time. Seems weird.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) November 9, 2016
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau entertained the idea of welcoming Americans fleeing a Trump presidency in March, during a global town hall hosted by HuffPost Canada.
Whatever the reasons were, but it is interesting how Americans are scared of Trump presidency.