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Canada Immigration Website Crashes as Trump Triumphs

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By    |   Wednesday, 09 Nov 2016 08:32 AM

Canada's immigration website crashed late Tuesday night as it began to dawn on never-Trumpers that Donald Trump might triumph in the U.S. presidential election.

The broadcaster wrote that the site maintained by Citizenship and Immigration Canada stated "there is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed," about 11 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday, reported CTV.

 

 

Trump, who started Tuesday trailing Hillary Clinton in most polls, began to surge in many key battleground states during the night.

Trump declared victory early Wednesday after surpassing 270 electoral votes with wins in normally Democratic strongholds of Wisconsin and Pennsylvania as well as battleground states of Ohio and North Carolina, reported CNBC.

"The official website for 'Citizenship and Immigration Canada' has stopped working, apparently because of the sheer number of people looking to immigrate to the country from south of the border," said Andrew Griffin of The Independent. "Canada's website would usually offer ways of applying either to live in or become a citizen of the country. But all those people trying to access it are actually only able to see is a long loading page with no proper access to the website."

The website remained down two hours later, noted CTV, but it was back up Wednesday morning.

"Officials for the ministry could not immediately be reached for comment, but the website's problems were noted by many on Twitter," said Reuters's Jeffrey Hodgson. "After some Americans, often jokingly, said would move to Canada if Trump was elected, the idea has been taken up by some Canadian communities."

Celebrities like Barbra Streisand, Bryan Cranston and Lena Durham had threatened to move across the border to Canada if Trump won Tuesday election.

Many on social media look a light-hearted view of the website crash.

 

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