20/12/2016 9:17 AM AEDT | Updated 23/12/2016 8:56 AM AEDT

Bill Clinton Tears Up After Casting Electoral Vote For Hillary

'I’ve never cast a vote I was prouder of.'

Bill Clinton cast his electoral vote for his wife, Hillary Clinton, in Albany, New York, on Monday, telling reporters afterward what a memorable experience it was.

I’ve never cast a vote I was prouder of,” a teary-eyed Clinton said.

The former president, a Democratic member of the Electoral College for the state of New York, praised his wife for her perseverance through a complicated and hard-fought campaign.

You know, I watched her work for two years, I watched her battle through that bogus email deal,” Clinton said. “She fought through everything and she prevailed against it all.”

However, there were some moments in the campaign she couldn’t overcome, he said. “The Russians and the FBI deal ... she couldn’t prevail against that.”

Despite everything, Hillary Clinton still won the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, something the former president says makes him “very proud.”

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The morning after losing the presidency to Republican nominee Donald Trump in the general election, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters and campaign staff in Manhattan.

The Electoral College cast its votes on Monday to officially confirm or reject Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States.

Several electors bucked their political parties, voting for someone other than Clinton or Trump. Despite these so-called “faithless electors,” however, Trump appears to be headed to the White House.

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