While the winner of Tuesday's U.S. election remains a mystery, one thing is for sure: no matter the outcome, untold throngs of Americans will flock to Twitter and Facebook to proclaim they're moving to Canada.

In fact, many people are already tweeting that they will be heading north if their chosen candidate doesn't claim victory.

While anecdotal evidence suggests Barack Obama supporters are more likely to make the threat, there are plenty of Republicans saying they'll move if Mitt Romney loses as well. You can see some of the funniest tweets so far in the slideshow below.


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  • Will McAvoy

    Anytime someone tells me that they plan on moving to Canada if their candidate doesn't win, I ask them to name the Canadian Prime Minister.

  • Phil Jamesson

    "if Romney wins I'm moving to Canada" - someone who is unoriginal, unfunny, and a liar

  • Δℓ y G0n+!3r. «3

    ALL. THESE. PEOPLE. Like, everyone's talking about moving to Canada if Romney wins. Or moving to Canada if Obama wins. OMG. I love Canada.

  • - lAlAh ♡

    - I'm Moving Back To Canada Reguardless . if Romney Wins ? I'm Just Moving Back Sooner ..

  • Rob DenBleyker

    I am moving to Canada no matter who wins. It just seems nice.

If history is any indication, Republicans are just as likely to threaten to move to Canada as Democrats. Earlier this year, when the Supreme Court upheld the legality of President Obama's health care legislation, angry Americans flocked to Twitter to say they were headed for Canada.

The fact that Canada already has universal, government-funded health care didn't seem to dissuade them.

And to be fair, Canada has had a Conservative government for more than six years, and many Republicans would likely find plenty to like about the policies of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

But the fact that Canadian policy has been moving to the right may not have spread to the U.S. populace at large. The New York Times chimed in last week on the recurring exodus issue, citing Cher, Susan Sarandon and George Lopez as left-leaning celebrities who have said they may head north if Obama loses.

That article cited the Vietnam War, and the draft dodging it caused, as the most recent example of an actual mass migration of Americans to Canada. But was there a spike in immigration after George W. Bush was elected?

There was an increase in U.S. immigration to Canada around the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the subsequent re-election of Bush in 2004, according to Global. However, the increase was nowhere near the size of the Vietnam War spike.

The Times' article cites experts who believe the surge in immigration during the Bush years had more to do with the job market than politics, but it's entirely possible that ideology did have something to do with some of the migration.

Whatever direction U.S. politics takes moving forward, it seems the tradition of the 'moving to Canada' threat isn't going away anytime soon.

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Take a look at the countries in the Globescan poll where support for Obama was the highest in the slideshow below:
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  • France

    The French are Obama's strongest international backers. <a href="http://globescan.com/commentary-and-analysis/press-releases/press-releases-2012/245-global-poll-obama-overwhelmingly-preferred-to-romney.html">Seventy-two percent</a> prefer Barack Obama to Mitt Romney. <em>Caption: The temporary results of a U.S. presidential election straw vote is displayed on a board at Harry's Bar in Paris, Wednesday October 31 2012. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)</em>

  • Australia

    Australians overwhelmingly support Obama. <a href="http://globescan.com/commentary-and-analysis/press-releases/press-releases-2012/245-global-poll-obama-overwhelmingly-preferred-to-romney.html">Sixty-seven percent</a> would vote for the current president. <em>Caption: President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard arrive to speak with Australian troops during a visit to Royal Australian Air Force Base in Darwin, Australia. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)</em>

  • Canada

    According to GlobalScan, <a href="http://globescan.com/commentary-and-analysis/press-releases/press-releases-2012/245-global-poll-obama-overwhelmingly-preferred-to-romney.html">66 percent</a> of Canadians support President Obama. A recent Angus Reid survey indicated that <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/10/31/obama-romney-canada-poll_n_2049167.html" target="_hplink">72 percent</a> of Canadians favor the president. <em>Caption: U.S. President Barack Obama greets Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper upon his arrival at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland on May 18 2012 G8 summit. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)</em>

  • Kenya

    <a href="http://globescan.com/commentary-and-analysis/press-releases/press-releases-2012/245-global-poll-obama-overwhelmingly-preferred-to-romney.html">Sixty-six percent</a> of Kenyans champion President Obama, a 21 point drop in ratings since 2008. <em>Caption: Wangari Maathai, Noble Peace Laureate and conservation heroine, is seen with President Barrack Obama in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday September 26 2011. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim, File)</em>

  • Nigeria

    <a href="http://globescan.com/commentary-and-analysis/press-releases/press-releases-2012/245-global-poll-obama-overwhelmingly-preferred-to-romney.html">Sixty-six percent</a>of Nigerians endorse Obama. <em>Caption: A Nigerian security man sits under a campaign poster of Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan, with President Barrack Obama, in Abuja, Nigeria on Wednesday January 12 2011. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)</em>

  • Brazil

    <a href="http://globescan.com/commentary-and-analysis/press-releases/press-releases-2012/245-global-poll-obama-overwhelmingly-preferred-to-romney.html">Sixty-five percent </a>of Brazilians back Barack Obama. <em>Caption: President Barack Obama meets with Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff on Monday April 9 2012, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)</em>

  • Panama

    <a href="http://globescan.com/commentary-and-analysis/press-releases/press-releases-2012/245-global-poll-obama-overwhelmingly-preferred-to-romney.html">Sixty-five percent</a> of Panamanians are in favor of Obama. <em>Caption: President Obama shakes hands with Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, in the Oval Office at the White House on April 28 2011 in Washington DC. (Brendan Hoffman-Pool/Getty Images)</em>

  • United Kingdom

    <a href="http://globescan.com/commentary-and-analysis/press-releases/press-releases-2012/245-global-poll-obama-overwhelmingly-preferred-to-romney.html">Sixty-five percent</a> of Britons root for Barack Obama, according to a GlobeScan survey. Angus Reid found that <a href="http://www.angus-reid.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/2012.10.30_US2012.pdf">62 percent</a> in Britain say they would vote for Obama if they could take part in this year's United States presidential election. <em>Caption: President Barack Obama and Britain's Prince Philip walk to view the Guard of Honor of the Scots Guard during an official arrival ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London, on May 24 2011. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster, file)</em>

  • Germany

    <a href="http://globescan.com/commentary-and-analysis/press-releases/press-releases-2012/245-global-poll-obama-overwhelmingly-preferred-to-romney.html">Sixty-four percent</a> of Germans are fans of Barack Obama. <em>Caption: U.S. President Barack Obama greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel upon her arrival at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland on May 18 2012 the G8 summit. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)</em>

  • South Korea

    <a href="http://globescan.com/commentary-and-analysis/press-releases/press-releases-2012/245-global-poll-obama-overwhelmingly-preferred-to-romney.html">Fifty-eight percent</a> of South Koreans are pro-Obama. <em>Caption: U.S. President Barack Obama, and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak look down as they look for their toe-markers before a group photo session at the Nuclear Security Summit at the Coex Center, in Seoul, South Korea on Tuesday March 27 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)</em>

  • Indonesia

    <a href="http://globescan.com/commentary-and-analysis/press-releases/press-releases-2012/245-global-poll-obama-overwhelmingly-preferred-to-romney.html">Fifty-nine percent</a> of Indonesians declare themselves in favor of Obama. <em>Caption: Wearing traditional woven ikat shirt, U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by his Indonesian counterpart Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his wife Kristiani, upon arrival for a gala dinner at ASEAN Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Friday November 18 2011. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)</em>