Performance and Accessibility Review of the Steve Bullock for President Website

This is one in a series of posts that will look at the performance and #a11y metrics of the websites for the currently declared 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Yeah, all of them! For more background on what I’m doing and how I’m doing it check read this.

Homepage of

Google Lighthouse

Lighthouse scores for

Performance: 65 out of 100

Yawn. Plenty of images that would be better served with other formats and optimizations.

Accessibility: 57 out of 100

  • IDs used are not unique. Many of these are in SVGs that should be optimized.
  • User scaling is disallowed.
  • Links without text.

Best Practices: 71 out of 100

This has been present in other sites but I haven’t called it out until now. So how many users are still using Internet Explorer 6 on your site, Steve? Do you really need these lines anymore:

<!--[if lt IE 7 ]>
<html itemscope 
      class="ie ie-old" 

Spoiler! You don’t!

SEO: 100 out of 100

No issues.


  • HTTPS: yes
  • 32 Requests
  • 3.1 MB resources
  • Largest asset is a 747 KB jpg image used in the footer.



One of the only candidates to have a link to his Snapchat account.