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United States presidential election, 2000
November 7, 2000
Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994 Official portrait of George W. Bush
Nominee Al Gore George W. Bush
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Tennessee Texas
Running mate 'Joe Lieberman Dick Cheney
Electoral vote 291 246
States carried 22 + D.C. 27
Popular vote 51,018,143 50,489,042
Percentage 47.4% 45.9%
US Electoral College 2000
Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won by McCain/Bush (31), Blue denotes those won by Gore/Lieberman (19+D.C.).
President before election
Bill Clinton
Elected President
Al Gore

The United States presidential election of 2000 was held on Tuesday, November 7, 2000, to elect the President of the United States. It was the 54th consecutive quadrennial election for President and Vice President. Vice President Al Gore defeated Governor George W. Bush through a narrow recount.