The Canadian immigration website crashed as the US election results rolled in

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It's been a running joke, or maybe a serious statement, from many Americans in this divisive election race: "If my candidate doesn't win, I'm moving to Canada."

Well, as the results are called, it looks like a lot of Americans really are looking for a way out as the Canadian immigration website went down in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

(Screenshot/currentlydown.com)
(Screenshot/currentlydown.com)

Searches for the word 'emigrate' in the US have also exploded, with Google Trends showing a sharp increase.

(Screenshot/Google Trends)
(Screenshot/Google Trends)

So was it people desperately seeking a way out?

https://twitter.com/LilEdde1234/status/796209803521650688

Or do they just like the culture?

The whole thing has got some people a little offended.

Who says Canada will have you anyway?