You should have learned the answer to this when you were in school, but I doubt you were paying much attention to what was being taught to you. Most Americans haven’t the foggiest idea how the President of the United States is elected, or are just too damned ignorant to figure it out for themselves. And never is there a time when the average American better demonstrates their ignorance of the election/selection process than during an election year.
For those of you who would sincerely like to learn more about the process, take the time to read (you can read, can’t you?) through this entire document. You should come away from it realizing how foolish the nation and its people are acting right now. Then let me know what you think.