Americans are considering a new life in New Zealand according to Google searches, as the United States wait with baited breath to hear who their next
Google Trends has revealed that searches on ‘how to move to New Zealand’ from those in the US have skyrocketed within the last week, reaching a maximum peak on Wednesday night.
The majority were from Oregon, which became the first US state to decriminalise hard drugs on Tuesday, with a maximum search rank of 100 – as well as Washington and Colorado with searches ranked at 70.
If a search is at 0 it means there is no interest but searches ranked at 100 mean there is maximum interest.
On top of Google searches, Twitter has also erupted with Americans admitting they are more than willing to make the move to the other side of the world.
Google Trends has revealed that searches on ‘how to move to New Zealand’ from the US have skyrocketed within the last week, reaching a maximum peak on Wednesday night (pictured hikers in Mount Cook in New Zealand)
Searches are ranked at 100, meaning peak interest. At 5pm on Wednesday searches for ‘how to move to New Zealand’ from the US were ranked at 100
‘NZ would be a great place to move to if things continue to get uglier in this country,’ one tweeted.
‘So…if I was wanted to move my entire family to NZ, where does one start? Asking for a friend…nope…not true…asking for me,’ another said.
‘It’s literally nail-biting watching the US election results. May have to move to NZ. Common sense prevails there with no blonde buffoons running the show,’ one woman said.
‘If Trump wins I’ll happily adopt some people that would like to move to New Zealand,’ someone else tweeted.
New Zealand has a population of four million people while America has more than 328 million residents.
Searches have also soared for Americans looking to move to Canada and Australia.
Twitter has also erupted with Americans admitting they are more than willing to make the move to New Zealand (pictured Tongariro Alpine Crossing National Park in NZ)
Millions of votes are yet to be counted as the US election draws to a close. Donald Trump effectively declared victory in the early hours of Wednesday morning
On Wednesday night, searches to move from the US to Canada were at 100 while interest to move to Australia was at 90.
During the first presidential debate between candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden in September, searches to move to New Zealand also increased in the first 20 minutes.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning in the US, Trump effectively declared victory in the deadlocked election, calling it a ‘fraud on the American people’ and saying that he was going to the Supreme Court to demand that ‘all voting stop.’
‘Frankly we did win this election,’ he said. ‘We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots at four in the morning and add them to the list.’
Meanwhile, millions of ballots are yet to be counted with fears they won’t be fully calculated until as late as Friday.
The Lake Wakatipu is seen in Queenstown in New Zealand. Many living overseas have expressed their interest to move to the small country
With Trump having kept Florida, Texas and Ohio – the biggest prizes from the battleground – the election effectively comes down to Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, where millions of votes remain uncounted. Georgia, Nevada and North Carolina were also counting as he spoke.
Trump demanded all counting stop as he boasted about the margins he had rung up already.
‘This is a fraud on the American public, this is an embarrassment to our country, we were getting ready to win this election, frankly we did win this election,’ Trump proclaimed in the White House’s East Room, surrounded by his family and supporters.
Biden earlier took to a stage with his wife Jill to say that he believed he was going to win – and that every vote had to be counted.
Joe Biden earlier said he believed he was going to win the presidential election, and was adamant every vote be counted