The following is an excerpt from JENNIFER EARL | November 9, 2016 | CBSNews.com |
Trump effect? Canada's immigration website crashes amid U.S. election uncertainityAfter casting their votes, Americans headed home on Tuesday to anxiously await the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
And most likely, they pulled out their laptops and surfed the web while doing so.
Throughout the day, Google saw a variety of questions related to voting. But as day turned to night, the searches shifted, and voters focused on issues that mattered most to them as results trickled in.
It’s no surprise people were searching for “Canada immigration” as the 2016 U.S. presidential election came to a close early Wednesday morning.
Throughout the campaign, frightened American voters stated, “If they get elected, I’m moving to Canada!”
The Canadian government website for immigration crashed Tuesday night while media reported several battleground states were still too close to call. The website cic.gc.ca went to a 500 Internal Server Error throughout the night Tuesday and into the early hours on Wednesday.
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