“Can Trump Still Win Elections?” Searches rock as supporters hope for miracle

Google has seen a spike in searches as to whether President Donald Trump can still win the 2020 presidential election. The searches come because the president’s path back to the White House has effectively been closed.

Searches for “Can Trump Still Win Elections?” and similar terms saw a significant increase from Dec. 13, according to Google Trends. There have been periodic spikes in the days since many of the president’s supporters publicly refuse to accept his defeat.

The Electoral College met and confirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s victory on Dec. 14, which may help explain the rise in searches. Congress will meet on January 6 to finalize presidential voting.