Google trends reveal just how confused the country is right now

Image: AP/charles krupa

If our parents or president can’t provide the answers, Americans turn to Google.

After last night’s historic upset, many people searched online for help understanding what just happened. Some, it appeared, were looking for facts. Others wanted emotional reassurance that the electoral map that they were looking was somehow, magically, wrong.

First and foremost, Americans wanted to know basic facts about their often confusing electoral system:

They didn’t understand how the candidate every poll projected would win, didn’t win:

Some were looking out for Hillary Clinton:

Mostly, they just wanted to know how this happened.

Hopefully, they’ll find the Google answer they’re looking for.

BONUS: Van Jones on CNN.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/11/09/election-night-google-searches/