Google searches for 'how to move to Canada' spike an hour into chaotic first presidential debate

(Daily Mail) - The search engine saw queries for moving from the US to the neighboring country spike following the chaotic debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Google searches for 'how to move to Canada' spike an hour into chaotic first presidential debate

Google searches for 'move to Canada' spiked after the first presidential debate on Tuesday.

'How to apply for Canadian citizenship' soared an hour into the debate and peaked around 10.30pm, according to a Google Trends.

It spiked again at 3.44am Wednesday and again around 7.30am.

The most searches came from Massachusetts followed by Michigan, New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania.

Google searches for 'how to move to Canada' and 'move to Canada' also surged during the contentious debate.

The search for 'how to move to Canada' was most popular in Wyoming, Oregon, Nebraska, New Hampshire and Washington state.

The searches are an echo to the 2016 election when many Americans threatened to flee north if Trump won the presidency. 

Twitter users also shared memes and jokes sarcastically saying they'd pack their bags and move up north, but the border has been closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The raging debate saw Trump bulldoze his opponent and moderator journalist Chris Wallace with interruptions and Biden slam the president a 'clown', 'the worst president America has ever had', and snap 'Will you shut up, man.'

In one stunning moment Wallace asked Trump to condemn white supremacists and militias.