Google searches for ‘registrarse para votar' hit all-time high during debate

Posted at 3:58 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 18:58:08-04

Google is an imperfect oracle of popular will, but here’s one trend that seems pretty clear: Searches for the phrase “registrarse para votar” — “register to vote,” in Spanish — hit an all-time high during Monday’s presidential debate, spiking to more than 100,000 searches.

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The term was Google’s third trending search in the United States at 10:30 p.m. Monday, preceded only by two phrases related to the Houston shooting. According to Google, search volume was highest in the ever-important swing state of Florida, followed by New Jersey, New York, Texas and California.

For more details, read the Washington Post's article.