Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, accompanied by her husband former President Bill Clinton, concedes the presidential election at the New Yorker Hotel on Nov. 9, 2016 in New York City. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Former President Bill Clinton cast a ballot for his wife, Hillary Clinton, as an elector in the state of New York on Monday. While the former secretary of state will almost certainly not be the next president of the United States, the 42nd president said he was proud of his wife, especially for overcoming the "email nonsense" that plagued her candidacy.

The Electoral College's electors began casting ballots Monday and seemed poised to hand the White House to Donald Trump in accordance with the results of the election, which saw him earn 306 electoral votes, surpassing the 270 needed to clinch the presidency. Amid Clinton's win in the popular vote and intelligence reports that Russia had worked to affect the outcome of the election, there had been efforts from some electors to deny Trump the presidency, but such a move would be unprecedented.

All that aside, former President Clinton described his feelings to reporters after he cast his largely meaningless ballot in Albany, New York Monday.

"I've never cast a vote I was prouder of. You know I've watched her work for two years, I watched her battle through that bogus email deal, be vindicated at the end," he said, via a video posted by Jon Campbel of USA Today. "She fought through that, she fought through everything and she prevailed against it all. But then at the end we had the Russians and the FBI deal, she couldn't prevail against that. She did everything else and she still won by 2.8 million votes."

Clinton seemed to be referencing multiple issues during the campaign: his wife's use of a personal email server during her tenure as secretary of state, a hack of her campaign chair's email and the subsequent release of stolen communications (which the CIA and FBI both reportedly said was done by Russia to get Trump elected) and the FBI's announcement that it was looking into more Clinton-related emails just before Election Day.

The former president made previous comments to the Record-Review, a local paper near his home, about his wife's loss. "[Trump] doesn’t know much," he said this month in comments that are just now getting wider circulation with national outlets. "One thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him."

He also reportedly said that his wife had been way ahead and on track to win before the FBI Director James Comey announced the bureau was looking into more emails, which turned out to not change the finding that recommended no charges.