Americans search for nearest liquor store while waiting for US election results Photograph:( AFP )
Some Americans also shared pictures of people queuing outside liquor stores and laughed 'good turnout at the local liquor store too'
The US elections have been hard for everyone this year, and not just the political parties. The year 2020 started with the coronavirus pandemic and was followed by a threat of murder hornets, police brutality against minority groups, civil unrest and now the presidential elections. Americans have had enough and to calm their nerves they have found a solution — alcohol.
As the Americans wait to see who will be declared the next President, they have decided to open up a few bottles and start early celebrations, and some are using alcohol to take the edge off.
On the day of the election, the Google searches for "liquor store near me" and "liquor store open near me right now" increased with a noticeable spike in the last 24 hours. These phrases are quite common in America, however, the numbers this time have crossed a high of more than five years.
Google, too, took to social media platform Twitter to declare the key phrases of the year 2020. Google trends also revealed that phrase such as "Pizza near me", "Fries near me, "Sushi near me" and such also trending with many looking for Mexican food, Chinese food and more to go with their liquor as they sit and watch the US election results unfold.
As per Google trebds, 49 per cent people have searched for the Democratic nominee Joe Biden and 43 per cent people have searched for the current President Donald Trump who is representing the Republican Party.
Twitter users have also been sharing pictures and statuses about having to make regular runs to the liquor stores around them as the "results keep getting more interesting," a user said.
Many users also laughed at how an American journalist Nicole Wallace had during live coverage said they could "hear liquor cabinets opening all across this great land" as Joe Biden started leading in the initial poll results.
Some Americans also shared pictures of people queuing outside liquour stores and laughed "good turnout at the local liquor store too." Here are some of the tweets:
Can’t confirm any election stuff but can confirm my neighborhood is ordering pizza from the local spot— Gustavo Contreras (@GusContreras21) November 3, 2020
The line is longer at the coffee place across the street! pic.twitter.com/yKUY16VAmy— Lauren Young (@LaurenYoung) November 3, 2020
No stores are boarded up in my neighborhood but here’s the line at the liquor store pic.twitter.com/m3QEsoxnum— Tim Donnelly (@timdonnelly) November 3, 2020
If I am on line at the liquor store when it closes, they have to let me in to make my purchase, right?— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) November 3, 2020
Liquor store owner in Prospect Heights says last election everyone was buying champagne, this year it’s spirits.— Eric Mennel (@EricMennel) November 4, 2020
Me to my liquor store manager: You must be getting good business today.— Diana (@BrukDiana) November 4, 2020
Him: You have no idea.