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United States Presidential Election, 2000 (Dewey Defeats Truman)

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1996 Flag of the United States 2004
United States presidential election, 2000
November 7, 2000
Turnout 54.2%
Official portrait of John McCain (2009) JoeLieberman1
Nominee John McCain Joe Lieberman
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Arizona Connecticut
Running mate Lincoln Chafee Bob Graham
Electoral vote 271 266
States carried 30 20+DC
Percentage 48.4% 47.9%

The United States presidential election of 2000 was the 54th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 7, 2000. John McCain, the Republican nominee, defeated Joe Lieberman, the Democratic nominee.

Interestingly, McCain and Lieberman were longtime friends, and were both seen as centrists and reformers; this, perhaps, led to the closeness of the election. Lieberman was also the first Jewish person to be nominated by a major party for president.

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