SAN FRANCISCO — The Canadian immigration site crashed repeatedly Tuesday as states closed their polls and results began to come in.
It may not come as a surprise that Google recorded a spike in the search topic immigration to Canada Tuesday night. Countless jokes about people fleeing the country over the election results have circulated on social media, and a local booster in Nova Scotia tried to lure critics of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. There's even a dating site dedicated to hooking up Americans with their northern neighbors (HT NBC News).
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is one of several world leaders who have criticized Trump in the past. One of the biggest differences between Trump and Trudeau are their views on the refugee crisis in Syria. Trudeau said last year that, "(Muslims) are the greatest victims of terrorist acts around the world. Painting ISIS and others with a broad brush that extends to all Muslims is not just ignorant, it's irresponsible.”
The Twitterverse was quick to notice that the Canadian immigration website was down.
Canada's immigration website is getting too many people visiting it, if that doesn't show the state of the US I don't know what does. pic.twitter.com/v9jl4j45pm— TeeBelbs (@tbelbaas) November 9, 2016