Many citizens are continuing a humorous tradition that occurs during presidential elections -- threatening to move out of the country if the candidate they support loses.
Oftentimes, Americans tend to look to our neighbor to the north, Canada, for proposed refuge; however, in the 2012 election, many have found alternate places to which to escape.
Along with Canada, people are also looking toward Australia and Colorado, among other destinations.
Yahoo News reported that several Americans tweeted their destinations during election night on Nov. 6.
In a chart, Yahoo detailed destinations by tweets as the night went on, from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
As Obama was announced as the re-elected incumbent, just after 11 p.m., tweets spiked. While most tweets -- nearly 1,100 suggested that most Americans are looking to simply hop across the border into Canada -- just over 200 Twitter users report they plan to move down under to Australia. At 11:30 p.m., about 100 tweeters said Colorado was their destination.
Despite Colorado being in the United States, many seem interested in visiting the mid-western state because it legalized the recreational use of marijuana during its general election. Colorado’s Amendment 64, to legalize marijuan,a passed 53 percent to 47 percent, according to most news sources. The state is the first to legalize marijuana; followed by Washington, which also passed Initiative 502, during the general election.
Dan Hardy, @danhardymma, tweeted, “How many people are packing the car and moving to Colorado this weekend?!.”
@whatitsmenej, tweeted, “I just booked a flight to Colorado.”