Google Searches for 'Liquor Store Near Me' Hit Record Highs on Election Night
Searches for 'fries near me' were also at an all-time high
Searches on Google for "liquor store near me" soared to record highs on Election Night, according to the search engine giant's data.
As the close results began to trickle through, the American public was on the edge of their seats.
The nail-biting race appears to have had a nerve-racking impact on voters.
Aside from “liquor store near me,” searches for “fries near me” were also at an all-time high on Tuesday night, according to Google.
Searches for "exit polls" and "live election coverage" were the most searched phrases on Election Day, however.
On Tuesday evening, “Chinese food near me” was also one of the top trends in U.S. search, according to Google Trends.
Top trending on all of US Google search right now in the US:— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) November 3, 2020
1. exit polls
2. live election coverage
3. chinese food near me
4. who won the election today
5. election coverage
More data: https://t.co/nfYDxkDMAT
Underlining global interest in the race to the White House, Google also noted late Tuesday that “election” was the most searched term globally in the prior 24 hours.
The most searched term in the past 24 hours globally is "election".— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) November 4, 2020
The top trending search is "live election results", which has spiked +5,000%, past 24 hours worldwide.https://t.co/3jJ7wKgSul#ElectionNight #Election2020 pic.twitter.com/cOYsOtmCtR
The company notes that the former vice president has accounted for 51% of candidate searches.
President Trump has accounted for 42% of searches.
Meanwhile, Libertarian Party nominee Jo Jorgensen and Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins have accounted for 6% and 1%, respectively.
Google notes that search data is an indication of curiosity in the subject or candidate.
“It should not be considered an indication of voter intent,” the search giant explains on its website.
The U.S. election remains undecided as of Wednesday, with pivotal battleground states still hanging in the balance.