As Republican Donald Trump was pulling closer to victory in the presidential election, some S.C. residents were looking for a way out.
Google searches for “moving to Canada” and “how to impeach a president” spiked in South Carolina early Wednesday morning as the Republican nominee moved past the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win.
Searches for “Canada immigration,” “how can I move to Canada” and “Canadian citizenship” rose more than 5,000 percent among S.C. residents, according to Google Trends data.
Exact numbers were not available from Google, only the percentage of increase.
Searches for “jobs in Canada” rose 750 percent, while “flights to Canada” saw a 550-percent jump, even in a state that gave Trump a roughly 14-percentage-point victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Those trends appeared nationally as well, in addition to “impeach Trump” and “can Trump be impeached.”
The searches started late Tuesday night as new projections gave the New York businessman a far better shot at winning than expected.
This is not the first time politics has driven Americans to consider braving colder weather.
Searches for “move to Canada” spiked to Google’s highest point in history earlier this year when Trump and Clinton each won seven state primaries on Super Tuesday.