This Politico story from a few weeks back has some insight, but there has been nothing definitive. In the aftermath of the Romney campaign debacle there was plenty of immediate information as to the cause of the meltdown. Project Orca was blamed extensively. Here is a brief refresher on Orca:
It was supposed to be a “killer app,” but a system deployed to volunteers by Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign may have done more harm to Romney’s chances on Election Day—largely because of a failure to follow basic best practices for IT projects.
Called “Orca,” the effort was supposed to give the Romney campaign its own analytics on what was happening at polling places and to help the campaign direct get-out-the-vote efforts in the key battleground states of Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Iowa, and Colorado.
Instead, volunteers couldn’t get the system to work from the field in many states—in some cases because they had been given the wrong login information. The system crashed repeatedly. At one point, the network connection to the Romney campaign’s headquarters went down because Internet provider Comcast reportedly thought the traffic was caused by a denial of service attack.
As one Orca user described it to Ars, the entire episode was a “huge clusterfuck.” Here’s how it happened.
Spoiler alert: Romney dumped a ton of money to consultants, who delivered a bad product over budget. But where is the detailed info on the Mook led clusterfuck that was Hillary’s 2016 campaign?
The projects, which aim to diagnose the party’s ills and pave a path forward, are designed in part to fill the void left by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which has yet to offer any formal explanation for its defeat. Instead, leaders of her campaign effort have let the candidate’s complaints to donors about Russia and FBI Director Jim Comey’s intervention stand alone, leaving a public silence about the details of her defeat that has spawned tangible frustration among party operatives.
The MSM and DNC are busy wailing and mewling childishly about Russia. I wonder if along with the collapse of their Big Data, they will make the same political mistakes as mainstream GOP. Their autopsy of Romney campaign said more Hispanic outreach. How did that work out? Now that it is virtually impossible for the Democrats to run a white candidate, and the unions are changing allegiances, what will they do?