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Former President Clinton blames the Russians and the FBI for his wife's loss

Last Updated by Karen DeWitt on

Former President Bill Clinton cast his ballot for his wife, failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, at Monday’s Electoral College meeting in Albany.

He blamed the loss on the Russians and the FBI.

The former president, serving as one of 29 electors in New York state, said it was the “proudest" vote he ever cast. He said his wife was undone by events late in the campaign, even after she successfully overcame what Clinton said were “bogus” charges about her private email server.

“In the end, we had the Russians and the FBI deal, which she couldn’t prevail against that,” Clinton told reporters after the vote. “She did everything else and still won by 2.8 million votes.”

The CIA and FBI say the Russians meddled in the elections by cyberhacking Democratic National Committee emails and other files to help President-elect Donald Trump.

In late October, FBI Director James Comey said he might reopen the case on Clinton’s emails; he did not fully clear her until three days before the elections.

Also voting for Hillary Clinton for president were New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and numerous mayors and top Democratic officials from across the state.

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