Bill Clinton Had Harsh Words For Donald Trump As He Cast His Vote For Hillary

Former US president Bill Clinton addresses a rally for his wife Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on the final night of the 2016 US presidential campaign at Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 07, 2016 About 40,000 people flooded Independence Mall in Philadelphia for Hillary Clinton's rally with her husband Bill, President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle at her side, a campaign aide said. The attendance set a new record for Clinton, with the previous high point a rally in Ohio that drew 18,500 people, a campaign aide told reporters traveling with the candidate. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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The day of the Electoral College vote had finally come, and after weeks of discussions and revelations and people writing to their electors encouraging them to not vote for President-elect Donald Trump, everyone was waiting to see what will actually happen. On Monday morning, the electors in New York gathered in the statehouse in Albany, and there were some familiar faces among them. Besides Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, and 27 other New Yorkers, Bill Clinton cast his Electoral vote for Hillary Clinton

Earlier in December, Clinton spoke to a local New York newspaper about Trump. He told reporters that Trump "doesn't know much," but "one thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him." In the election, Clinton lost the vote of the white, working class in key states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan, which ultimately led to her defeat. 

After casting his vote for his wife, saying, "I've never cast a vote I was prouder of," Bill talked to reporters about Hillary's defeat in the general election. He spoke of the drawn-out public arguments over her email server and how determined she remained through it all.

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 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. She did everything else and still won by 2.8 million votes.
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It's a very sweet sentiment that speaks to Hillary and Bill's support for one another. Unfortunately, it still wasn't enough to win the election. Too many Americans were influenced by the "corruption" they believed was proven by the email scandal, as well as Trump's bombastic language, interpreting it as just telling it like it is (even if that meant spreading lies).

It's still a difficult thing to accept that Hillary won by so many popular votes but can still be defeated in election because of the Electoral College. Many of her supporters (and Trump detractors) had campaigned for Republican Electors to go against their party's wishes and not vote for Trump. However, many electors refused to turn against Trump and therefore it looks like Trump will officially be named President when Vice President Joe Biden presides over the counting of the votes on Jan. 6. 

America, it seems, voted for Trump, and we'll all have to grapple with that, and work even harder to protect American freedoms and rights we've worked so hard to get already. 

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