Many people seem confused by the process of selecting a President.
At no point has this country been other than a republic of states, and the US Constitution specifies the means for those states to elect a President. That process is the Electoral College.
No matter what is on your ballot when you vote, you are not voting for a President. You are voting for an elector, a member of the Electoral College. ALL your voting takes place within your state. There is no vote for a national office.
Tomorrow the Electoral College meets to vote for the next President.
I pray and hope that it exercises this task with utmost care and diligence, and does not merely make its selection because of a misconstrued sense that the "public" voted for one person or another. The public did not vote for anything more than the electors.
Electoral College: this is your opportunity to confirm the wisdom of our Founding Fathers.