With both Joe Biden and Donald Trump securing major swing states, the US election is anyone’s game. And as the race comes down to the wire, people around the globe are bracing themselves for a historic night.
Businesses are boarding up their shopfronts in preparation for riots, and Americans are...looking for fries?
According to Google Trends, “Fries near me” and “Liquor store near me” are at all-time highs in search. Within that, people are specifically wanting to find cheese fries, and fine wine – the perfect election night combination.
— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) November 4, 2020
Some suggested the searches were by Americans preparing to bunker down ahead of possible demonstrations and protests, while others couldn’t believe people didn’t know where their closes liquor store was.
How is it possible in the 11th month of 2020 to not know where the nearest liquor store is? Hell, to not be on an "elaborate secret handshakes and nick-names" basis with the clerk?
— Shawn Thomas (@mrshawnpthomas) November 4, 2020
Google Trends has been keeping the mood light on Twitter as the race to the White House reaches fever pitch. Earlier today, the top trending searches on all of Google search in the US were:
1. Exit polls
2. Live election coverage
3. Chinese food near me
4. Who won the election today
5. Election coverage
Trump has edged ahead in key swing states, and is now the favourite to win the presidency across the major bookies.
Stay up to date with Yahoo Australia’s latest election coverage here.
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