Travel back in time and see what the websites of presidential candidates looked like 20 years ago

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These days, presidential campaigns are all about Snapchat as a way to reach voters. Before that, politicians embraced social media like Facebook and Twitter.

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But one consistent aspect of political campaigns over the past 20 years has been the humble candidate website. As a place to sign up new volunteers, solicit donations, and lay out a policy platform, an old-fashioned website can't be beat.

And through the years, candidate websites have come a long way, from basic HTML-and-GIF affairs to fully-featured web applications. They've also picked up some of the most annoying things about the web, like full-page takeovers asking you to sign up for a newsletter.

Here's what campaign sites looked like in the web's early days:

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