Adama calls Laura up, as the one person she absolutely cannot handle right now, with his whole Atticus vibe. "Congratulations, Madam President," he says lovingly, and she thanks him. "I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but are you as shocked as I am?" She smiles, sad, trying to fake it: "I'm relieved." He wonders why she doesn't even sound relieved, but you know, it's just "been a long campaign."
Gaeta, looking at the ballots, calls Tigh over and tells him there's monkey business. So helpful, and trusting, and excited about the process: "Dr. Baltar's name is spelled correctly on these ballots. But this morning, the Zephyr called me, and told me their ballots had a misprint, they misspelled Baltar's first name. We didn't have time to print new ballots, so I told them on my authority to go ahead and use them anyway." Tigh's entire jaw shivers, he's clenched so tight. "Baltar's name is spelled correctly here, so they couldn't have come from the Zephyr. They're frauds. Now, there's a complete chain of custody from the Zephyr all the way into this room," he shows Tigh, "so someone in the chain is either a perpetrator or at least a willing ally..." Tigh thanks him curtly -- being sneaky is not really in Saul's wheelhouse, which is wonderful about him -- and Gaeta wonders if they shouldn't at least notify the legal observers and press, but he cuts him dead. "I said I'll take care of it from here," Tigh says, unable to meet Gaeta's eyes. Gaeta stares at him, and backs off. Tigh angrily tosses the ballots into their box. I love Gaeta, and I don't love Tigh a huge amount, but I was kind of rooting for Tigh to snap Gaeta's neck at some point here, just because the future of humanity rests on this, but he did not.