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Some Americans look to Canada, NZ as Trump wins

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>> As Donald Trump prepares to enter the White House, some Americans planning their exit. Canada's main immigration website appeared to crash Tuesday night, as Trump took the lead in several major states. Canadian officials could not immediately be reached for comment, but the website's problems were noted by many on twitter.
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After some Americans, often jokingly, said they would move to Canada, if Trump was elected. The idea was taken up by some Canadian communities. In February, the Island of Cape Breton on Canada's Atlantic coast, promoted itself as a tranquil refuge for Americans seeking to escape, should Trump capture the White House.
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New Zealand also reported increased traffic to it's website for residency visas from US nationals, in the hours before Trump surged to victory. Immigration officials told Reuters on the eve of the vote, that the New Zealand Now website had received over 1500 registrations from US citizens, over the last week.
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That's more than half of what they see in a typical month.