Despite election night projections indicating a narrow win for Will Conway, the Underwood campaign staff tries to remain optimistic. Seeing his presidency slipping away, however, Francis orders the FBI's Nathan Green to alert Tennessee Gov. Mitch Scanlon to the possibility of a bomb threat on a voting center in his state. Though Francis and Claire insist that the election go ahead as planned, the seeds of doubt they planted lead Scanlon to consider postponing the vote in a state Conway is certain to win. Suspecting that the terrorist threat has been fabricated to suppress voter turnout, Conway has aide Mark Usher promise Scanlon extra security to ensure that the vote goes off as planned. Though no bomb is found, Green counsels caution. But to make sure that the threat isn't traced back to him and Claire, Francis continues to insist the polls remain open. Meanwhile, as Tom Hammerschmidt presses Sean Jeffries to dig into what's going on in Tennessee, Scanlon institutes a statewide curfew and closes the polls, making it impossible to certify Tennessee's vote totals. Certain that Scanlon's actions are designed to keep him from declaring victory on election night, Conway vows to fight in court. Having concluded that he can't win the election, Francis calls Conway to concede, but then refuses to make a public concession and quietly begins legal proceedings to challenge the results. Knowing he has to stop Conway in either Pennsylvania or Ohio, Francis orders LeAnn to have Macallan create problems with Ohio's voting machines in order to force Gov. Olmstead to suspend voting there, too. So as Francis' campaign launches its own series of legal challenges across the country, Conway suspects his concession is part of a larger plan to steal the presidency. Finally, as Conway is forced to send Hannah to his supporters with a statement, Francis and Claire plot the next step in their plan to come out on top after all.