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2020 U.S. Election Candidates: Who Has the Fastest WordPress Website?

Sunyyan Junaid — October 16, 2019 5 Minutes Read

As Donald Trump’s term nears its end and the 2020 U.S. elections are in full swing, we went ahead and analyzed the websites of all the US election candidates. It turns out that many of them are using WordPress to power their digital presence.

Of course, we couldn’t help ourselves and ran some basic speed tests to see which 2020 U.S. Presidential election candidate hoping to succeed Trump at the office has the fastest WordPress website.

The results surprised us, so read on to find out whose website scored what!

Why the 2020 U.S. Election Candidates Sites Should be Optimized For Speed?

If you’re wondering why we’d even get into testing their websites for speed, here’s why:

People Find Information Online

First of all, the world has gone digital. A majority of people find information online and if they want to find out about a certain 2020 U.S. Presidential candidate, they’d probably visit their website. However, according to Google, “53% of mobile site visits leave a page that takes longer than three seconds to load”.

To Stay Up-to-Date With Current Expectations

Besides finding information on someone, it’s not a good idea to seem out of touch with the online world in 2019, or 2020 for that matter. It’s important that these candidates who might lead an entire nation look their part and are up to date with the expectations of the online generation.

There is a more important reason than that, though.

To Receive Donations for Campaigns

As U.S. Presidential hopefuls, these candidates ask for donations from their supporters to help whatever cause they’re rallying for. Since a lot of supporters prefer to donate online, a slow website won’t help their cause. This is one of the most important reasons why a U.S. Election candidate absolutely must have an optimized website that loads fast and allows the supporters to donate without any hassle.


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If you support any of the candidates listed on this page, make sure you inform them of these reasons and why they need to overhaul their WordPress site’s speed.

Now let’s get into the speed test results!

Here’s an overview of the speed tests of the websites:

Here’s an in-depth look at all the results:

Andrew Yang

Speed Test on Desktop

GT Metrix

URL: https://gtmetrix.com/reports/www.yang2020.com/3ShfBVmg

Pingdom

URL: https://tools.pingdom.com/#5b61b0724b800000

PageSpeed Insights

 

4G Speed

PageSpeed Insight

 

ThinkwithGoogle

Michael Bennet

Speed Test on Desktop

GT Metrix

URL: https://gtmetrix.com/reports/michaelbennet.com/YmRZzGMN

Pingdom

URL: https://tools.pingdom.com/#5b61b97be4400000

PageSpeed Insights

 

4G Speed

PageSpeed Inisght

 

ThinkwithGoogle

Joe Bidden

Speed Test on Desktop

GT Metrix

URL: https://gtmetrix.com/reports/joebiden.com/BziSKntN

Pingdom

URL: https://tools.pingdom.com/#5b61bc5af7000000

PageSpeed Insight

 

 

4G Speed

PageSpeed Insight

 

ThinkwithGoogle

Cory Booker

Speed Test on Desktop

GT Metrix

https://gtmetrix.com/reports/corybooker.com/nemhGl1O

Pingdom

URL: https://tools.pingdom.com/#5b61c07667000000

PageSpeed Insight

 

4G Speed

PageSpeed Insight

 

ThinkwithGoogle

Steve Bullock

Speed Test on Desktop

GT Metrix

URL: https://gtmetrix.com/reports/stevebullock.com/GkC7JWqW

Pingdom

URL: https://tools.pingdom.com/#5b61c66c46400000

PageSpeed Insight

 

4G Speed

PageSpeed Insight

ThinkwithGoogle

Julian Castro

Speed Test on Desktop

GT Metrix

URL: https://gtmetrix.com/reports/www.julianforthefuture.com/dvI4lmJx

Pingdom

URL: https://tools.pingdom.com/#5b61d51331000000

PageSpeed Insight

 

4G Speed

PageSpeed Insight

ThinkwithGoogle

So there you have it. These are the U.S. Election candidates we found that are using WordPress as a driver for their online presence, and out of these 7 websites, only Joe Biden’s website seems to be doing fine, but only relatively. Also, while tools like Pingdom do show the load times in milliseconds, those are relative figures because the actual loading time of almost all the websites were more than a few seconds.

If you’re a part of any of the presidential marketing crew or agency, you know what to do. If you’re not sure, here are 26 ways to speed up your WordPress website.

Also, a great Cloud hosting service like Cloudways can help run your websites optimally, but if you’re out looking for more options, we have those for you as well: Our recommended WordPress Hostings.

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