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Hillary Clinton website’s source code reveals rigging of 2016 election as a ‘hackathon’

The term “source code” refers to the version of software as it is originally written (i.e., typed into a computer) by a human in plain text.


Every website or webpage has its source code. The way to access or view its source code depends on the Internet browser that you use. As an example, if your browser is Mozilla Firefox, this is what you do:

1. Go to the webpage, e.g., Fellowship of the Minds.
2. Press the “CTRL” and “U” keys at the same time (CTRL + U).
3. A new page will pop up, showing that webpage’s source code.


A few days ago, someone discovered something very strange in hillaryclinton.com’s source code that is not on the webpage — a reference to the 2016 election (the 18 months of party primary elections, culminating in the presidential election on November 8, 2016) as a “hackathon”. Here are the words in hillaryclinton.com’s source code:

Git out the vote! Join the only 18 month, nationally televised hackathon.


Here’s a screenshot I took of the beginning of hillaryclinton.com’s source code. I painted the red arrow pointing to the sentence containing the word “hackathon”.

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