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Al Gore and Joe Lieberman were the Democratic President and Vice President nominees, respectively, for the 2000 United States Presidential election. Al Gore had previously served as Vice President under Clinton's administration, and Joe Lieberman had served as a United States Senator from Connecticut. Gore and Lieberman were defeated by the Republican nominees, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. The election was fraught with controversy, and led to the Supreme Court case Bush v. Gore. The case ruled against recounting ballots in the state of Florida due to its violation of the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause, and the ruling resulted in Bush's victory—despite the fact that Gore had won the popular vote.