Google's Top Election Day Search Term Isn't in English

It's in Spanish: 'Dondé votar'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2018 1:29 PM CST
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Voters line up at a polling station, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – Google's top trending search term on election day? "Where to vote"—but not in English, Quartz reports. Google tweeted Tuesday that the top trending search is "dondé votar," or "where to vote" in Spanish. Traffic for the search has apparently spiked 3,350%, but how that translates into actual traffic is unclear. Regardless, the news dovetails with a recent poll that found Hispanic enthusiasm for voting is on the rise, with 36% of Hispanic voters surveyed saying they are "certain" to vote, per Reuters. That's up 9 percentage points over 2014. As for their political affiliation, the poll found 55% were Democrats, 31% were Republicans, and 12% were independent. (Read more midterm elections stories.)

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