Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton cast their New York Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Albany on Monday.
“I believe we should abolish the Electoral College and select our president by the winner of the popular vote, same as every other office,” Clinton said in a tweet, along with a picture of her in a mask giving a thumbs up after casting her vote at the state Capitol. “But while it still exists, I was proud to cast my vote in New York for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.”
I believe we should abolish the Electoral College and select our president by the winner of the popular vote, same as every other office.
But while it still exists, I was proud to cast my vote in New York for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. pic.twitter.com/th9qebu9ka
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 14, 2020
The Clintons are two of 29 electors for New York, along with Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D).
The former secretary of State ran against President Trump in 2016, winning the popular vote but losing the Electoral College by 77 votes. Bill Clinton cast an electoral vote for his wife in 2016.
Hillary Clinton first announced she was an elector in October, saying it was “pretty exciting” to have the opportunity to cast an electoral vote for Biden and Harris.
All 538 electors met in state legislatures across the country on Monday to formally cast their ballots for president. The meetings will further solidify Biden’s presidential victory even as Trump continues to claim, without evidence, he only lost due to widespread voter fraud.