A look behind the technical curtain of Obama's fundraising platform

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With every passing presidential election, a strong online infrastructure has become more and more important on the path to victory — especially as donation totals start making their way into the billions. Now that this year's Election Day has come and gone, Kyle Rush, the frontend engineer for President Obama's donation platform, has revealed the technical inner workings that helped the democratic party raise $690 million through its web properties alone. Head to the source to see how redundant payment processors, a custom-built donation platform, and extensive stability standards handled over 81 million page views and up to $3 million in donations per hour with little to no downtime during a six month period.

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