ELI5: Why doesn’t Electrum connect directly to the Bitcoin network?

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I mean it seems like an unnecessary overhead to me to maintain a separate server infrastructure while clients like Multibit or Breadwallet are able to connect to the network directly. Also I noticed that sometimes these servers are unreliable and transaction may take a long time until showing up.

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