President Selina Meyer is in the midst of a virtually unprecedented Electoral College tie, with her future as commander in chief coming down to just a few hundred votes. While Amy and Dan work on a long shot to victory, Selina finds herself spinning her wheels in D.C., as her staff strives to make her seem presidential (even though she actually is president), at the same time fending off the ambitions of Tom James, her charismatic running mate, who in a twist of obscure constitutional procedure could end up becoming president.
After the revelation at the end of Season 2 that the president will not run for re-election, Season 3 begins with Selina, eyeing a promotion, courting Iowa Caucus voters at a signing of her new book. Soon, however, she learns that the Secretary of Defense, war veteran Danny Chung, is resigning - setting the stage for a possible clash with her nemesis in the presidential primaries.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the Vice President of the United States in this HBO comedy series. Season 1 follows her whirlwind day-to-day existence as she puts out political fires, juggles various demands and defends the interests of the chief executive.