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Examining California's

Examining California's "Top Two" System for Primary Elections

NBC Bay Area Political Analyst Larry Gerston looks into the state's "top- two" system for its... Watch »

Jun 3, 2014
Free Medical Marijuana Given Away to San Jose Voters

Free Medical Marijuana Given Away to San Jose Voters

San Jose voters who brought their “I Voted” sticker – along with their medical marijuana ID card -- to about a dozen... Watch »

Jun 4, 2014
Gov. Brown to Face Kashkari in Bid for Fourth Term

Gov. Brown to Face Kashkari in Bid for Fourth Term

Gov. Jerry Brown easily advanced to the November general election to seek an unprecedented fourth term, where... Read »

Jun 4, 2014
Feds Monitoring Local Elections

Feds Monitoring Local Elections

The feds are monitoring polling places in Napa and Alameda counties. Christie Smith reports. Watch »

Jun 3, 2014
Deputies Vote

Deputies Vote "No-Confidence" in Incumbent Sheriff

One of the key races in Tuesday’s primary election is the race for sheriff in Santa Clara County, where... Watch »

Jun 2, 2014
Record-Low Election Day Turnout Expected

Record-Low Election Day Turnout Expected

The lowest turnout for any primary election since 1994 is expected Tuesday in Santa Clara County. Read »

Jun 2, 2014
Election Blog: But What About the Day After?

Election Blog: But What About the Day After?

While Tuesday’s election may be a non-event for many voters, Bay Area Democrats will have a lot to think about... Read »

Jun 2, 2014
17 Candidates Crowd Ballot to Replace Rep. Waxman

17 Candidates Crowd Ballot to Replace Rep. Waxman

It is the kind of election befitting one of the nation's wealthiest Congressional districts -- 17 candidates,... Watch »

Jun 2, 2014
Oldest Member of House Ousted in Texas GOP Primary

Oldest Member of House Ousted in Texas GOP Primary

The 91-year-old Texas Republican who is the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House has been ousted in a... Watch »

May 27, 2014
Election Blog: Voter Turnout -- Who Cares?

Election Blog: Voter Turnout -- Who Cares?

Most election experts are predicting a voter turnout for the June 3 primary of about 25 percent of the... Read »

May 28, 2014
George W. Bush Has Knee Surgery in Chicago

George W. Bush Has Knee Surgery in Chicago

President George W. Bush traveled to Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend to have a knee replacement surgery at the... Watch »

May 27, 2014
Va. Politician Falls, Breaks Rib While Campaigning

Va. Politician Falls, Breaks Rib While Campaigning

A Virginia politician who serves in the state's House of Delegates fell and broke a rib while campaigning for a seat... Read »

May 26, 2014
Calif. Senate to Vote on Bill Allowing Drug Felons To Collect Food Stamps

Calif. Senate to Vote on Bill Allowing Drug Felons To Collect...

Drug-related felons in California may soon be able to receive food stamps. Read »

May 26, 2014
Calif. Could Have Its Lowest Voter Turnout in Primary

Calif. Could Have Its Lowest Voter Turnout in Primary

California has a serious case of voter apathy--at least that is what experts are saying. Read »

May 26, 2014
Election Blog: 17th Congressional District Race Heats Up

Election Blog: 17th Congressional District Race Heats Up

A recent public opinion vote of voters in the 17th Congressional District suggests that the race boils down to... Watch »

May 30, 2014
Early Voting Open Weekends in Santa Clara County

Early Voting Open Weekends in Santa Clara County

Early voting is now open on the weekends in Santa Clara County. Read »

May 24, 2014
Election Blog: Clearing the Air on SJ Mayor Race

Election Blog: Clearing the Air on SJ Mayor Race

A look into the relationship between the 2014 San Jose mayoral candidates and Measure B. Read »

May 23, 2014
Election Blog: Measuring Up in San Jose

Election Blog: Measuring Up in San Jose

If you live in San Jose and voted in the June 2012 election, you might take a moment to recall how you voted... Read »

May 22, 2014
Election Blog: BART Strike at the Heart of 16th Assembly District Race

Election Blog: BART Strike at the Heart of 16th Assembly District Race

Think all the tumult over last year's BART strike is over? Not if you live in California's 16th Assembly District. Read »

May 20, 2014
Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Ban

Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Ban

A federal judge struck down Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday afternoon. Judge John Jones III ruled in Watch »

May 20, 2014
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