All the ballyhoo has been shown as just that. The recounts changed nothing and today, those effete liberals who sought to subvert the Electoral College by hounding electors (including making death threats) to change their minds, were handed their marching orders in spades. The electors, with a few notable exceptions, did their duty.
On the Republican side two electors refused to vote for Trump. One, a Chris Suprun, has been outed as a bankrupt who claimed he was a first responder at 9/11 ... since shown to have been a lie.
The Democrats were more fractured. An elector in Maine tried to vote for Bernie Sanders but was ruled improper; a Minnesota elector who tried to do the same was replaced as was a Colorado elector who tried to vote for Republican Governor Kasich. But the big upset was in Washington State where three pledged Clinton electors ended up voting for Colin Powell, one time Republican Secretary of State, and the another for 'Faith Spotted Eagle'. In accordance with Washington State law they all face fines up to $1,000. It will be interesting to see whether the other Michael Moore, doyen of effete liberals, makes good on his promise to pay the fines of any elector who switched (but perhaps the offer only extended to Republicans).
Interesting to see a spark of reason from Democrat John Kerry, outgoing Secretary of State, in describing Trump's nominees of Rex Tillerson and General Mattis as Secretary of State and Secretary of Defence respectively as "thoughtful" appointments.
So what if Tillerson knows Putin and has a track record of doing deals. One might be forgiven for thinking these as useful attributes for an incoming SoS. At the very least he should be given the chance to prove himself. Put it this way ... he would have to be pretty bad in order to replicate the series of disasters that have characterised US foreign policy over the past eight years.