The very first presidential election was not quite as sophisticated or
complicated as our elections are today.
There were no billion dollar campaigns or generator operated
electronic voting booths; in fact, there weren't even two people running for President!
The year was 1788 and everyone sort of just assumed that
George Washington should be the first president.
The only thing that was really decided by the 69 electors was who the Vice President would be.
Each elector got two votes and everybody voted for Washington, so he became the President. John Adams received the second most votes, a total of 34, so he became Vice President.
Imagine that, the person with the most votes became president and the person who came in second place became Vice President. Interesting.
Elections continued like this until the passing of the Twelfth Amendment in 1804.