Inside Republicans' troubled Election Day operations

What we’re hearing: Officials in different regions of the country describe a state-by-state patchwork — and a sense that the GOP’s litigate-everything posture wasn’t matched by operations robust or agile enough to mobilize properly.

“They claimed they had a great EDO on the ground, and that was the furthest thing from the truth,” said one Trump election adviser who was in Pennsylvania the week of the election. “You have to stop fraud as it happens, not after the fact.”

An official in the Gulf states said they repeatedly asked the campaign for more resources and were denied.

“The campaign fell apart after Election Day,” another adviser said. “You can’t audit this in reverse. … The infrastructure just failed.”