Bill Clinton Casts Electoral Vote for Hillary Clinton: I’ve Never Been ‘Prouder’

He’s still with her. Bill Clinton cast his electoral college vote for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in New York on Monday, December 19. The former president was the first electoral college member to submit a vote in the state Senate Chamber of the Capitol in Albany on Monday afternoon, followed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

“I’ve never cast a vote I was prouder of,” Bill, 70, later told reporters, according to CBS News. “You know, I’ve watched her work for two years. I watched her battle through that bogus email deal, be vindicated at the end when Secretary [Colin] Powell came out. She fought through that. She fought through everything. And she prevailed against it all, but at the end we had the Russians and the FBI deal and she couldn’t prevail against them.”

Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton
Hillary and Bill Clinton during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“She did everything else and still won by 2.8 million votes,” he added, referencing his wife’s massive lead against Republican rival and President-elect Donald Trump in the popular vote.

The New York Daily News reported that Cuomo, 59, also spoke with reporters and, once again, voiced his support for a national popular vote to replace the outdated electoral college when it comes to deciding the winner of the presidential election.

Andrew Cuomo and Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton with Andrew Cuomo

“All the electors at this college convening elected Hillary Clinton and obviously she’s not going to be the next president of the United States, so that’s sad,” the mayor said. “It couldn’t be easy for [Bill] to go through this proceeding, to see the electoral college elect his wife but to know there’s a different outcome for the nation. He was very gracious. He was very kind. He was in good spirits.”

Hillary, 69, won the state of New York on Election Day (November 8) with all 29 electoral votes but, as we now know, ultimately failed to reach the required 270 votes to win, and was defeated by the real estate mogul, 70.

Monday’s electoral college vote counts will be sent to the federal government later this month. The votes will be officially counted on January 6 after Vice President Joe Biden brings them to Congress. POTUS-elect Trump will be inaugurated in Washington, D.C. on January 20.

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