Thinking of fleeing the country after the presidential election? There's a sweepstakes for that

Thinking of fleeing the country after the presidential election? There's a sweepstakes for that
Posted at 9:18 AM, Oct 11, 2016

This upcoming presidential election has been polarizing, to say the least — so polarizing, in fact, that some Americans on both sides of the aisle have been vowing to flee the country, should the polls not go their way on November 8.

Well, one company is now offering these prospective expats an assist. Esurance announced on Sunday that it’s raffling off $10,000 designed to help one American explore a potential new homeland, whether it be “a cabin in Canada or chateau in France.”

Interested participants can enter the contest by tweeting what place they’d like to vet for permanent relocation alongside the hashtag #MakeYourEscapeSweeps. The sweepstakes kicked off at Noon PST on Oct. 9 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. on Oct. 13. Its open to all legal residents of the U.S. who are of legal age. Winners will be notified on or around Oct, 14, Esurance said. You can find full details about the contest on its website.

According to a company press release, the sweepstakes was inspired by an April’s Fool prank the insurer played earlier this year, touting  “election insurance.” Per Esurance, Americans’ demand for this totally fake coverage purported to “protect your home for the next four years if your preferred candidate loses the presidential election and you choose to leave the country” was “truly overwhelming” and, thus, a sweepstakes was born.

Of course, moving to Canada, the South of France or wherever else you may be looking to flee post-election is a costly preposition, the possibility of $10,000 in starter cash aside. It’s also easier said than done, given most people don’t have the proper visas, future employment or foreign credit on hand to get out of the states quickly. (You can see where your credit in the U.S. currently stands by pulling your credit reports for free each year at and viewing two of your credit scores, updated every 14 days, for free on Still, if you are hoping to hightail it out of here should the election not go your way, we wish you the best of luck in your search!

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