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Al Gore was inaugurated as the forty-fifth vice president of the United States on January 20, 1993, and served eight years. During the Administration, Al Gore was a central member of President Clinton's economic team. He served as President of the Senate, a Cabinet member, a member of the National Security Council, and as the leader of a wide range of Administration initiatives.
He was the Democratic Party's nominee for President and lost the 2000 U.S. presidential election despite winning the popular vote.On election night in 2000, news networks first called Florida for Gore, later retracted the projection, and then called Florida for Bush, before finally retracting that projection as well. The Florida recount was stopped a few weeks later by the U.S. Supreme Court. In the ruling, Bush v. Gore, the Justices held that the Florida recount was unconstitutional and that no constitutionally valid recount could be completed by the December 12 deadline, effectively ending the recounts.
He popularized the term Information Superhighway, which became synonymous with the Internet, and he was involved in the creation of the National Information Infrastructure. Gore presently serves on Apple's board of directors.
Gore is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers An Inconvenient Truth and is the subject of an Academy Award-winning documentary. In 2007 he won the Nobel Peace Prize for "informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change."