Here's what people in the US have been Googling during the election

Nov 4 2020, 3:55 am

Binging on food and alcohol during the election? You’re not alone.

According to Google Trends, a website by Google that analyzes the popularity of top search queries, Americans have been searching for plenty of food during the past few hours.

Google revealed that “fries near me” and “liquor store near me” have hit all-time high search records.

In addition, one of the five top trending US Google search terms over the past few hours didn’t have anything to do with the current election.

The odd one out? “Chinese food near me.”

Current Google data displaying what people are searching for includes “Chinese food,” “wine tasting,” “Starbucks open,” “food open,” and “Whataburger”.

In Seattle, specifically, hungry eaters are searching for Thai restaurants, ice cream, Subway, Starbucks, and vegan food.

In Portland, people are searching for something a little oilier — Little Caesars, Pizza Hut, Subway, Starbucks, and sushi took top search spots.

Over the past seven days, the most highly searched political topic was unemployment.

Google Trends

Google Trends

The top trending search continues to be “election results.”

Those wondering who the next president of the United States will be can check back in with Daily Hive once all ballots are counted. For now, learn about how the US election works, and what time you may find out who wins the election.

Alyssa TherrienAlyssa Therrien

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