2012 Elections: News, Analysis, Videos, and Breaking on the Presidential Election, Local Elections, and More

2012 Elections: News, Analysis, Videos, and Breaking on the Presidential Election, Local Elections, and More

Complete coverage of the 2012 election

Nov 7, 2012
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By Kevin Riggs

Opinion: Jerry Brown's Improbable Victory

Opinion: Jerry Brown's Improbable Victory

Gov. Jerry Brown's successful pitch to California voters to raise their own taxes faced steep odds. Why it worked, and what it says about Brown.

Nov 27, 2012

Obama: "The Best Is Yet to Come"

Obama: "The Best Is Yet to Come"

President Barack Obama won a second term on Tuesday, emerging from a long, punishing campaign with a new mandate to lead a divided and anxious nation. "Tonight in this election, you, the American people,...

Nov 24, 2014

1 Dead, Dozens Injured in Calif. Bus Crash: CHP

1 Dead, Dozens Injured in Calif. Bus Crash: CHP

California Highway Patrol officials have identified the driver of a charter bus that rolled off the 5 Freeway in Northern California on Sunday, killing a passenger and sending 30 more to hospitals, authorities...

Nov 10, 2012

San Francisco Race Still Too Close to Call

San Francisco Race Still Too Close to Call

The top two candidates for District 7 switched places in the latest election results released today, but are separated by fewer than 30 votes.

Nov 13, 2012

Obama Wins Fla., Final Tally 332-206

Obama Wins Fla., Final Tally 332-206

NBC News has declared Saturday that President Barack Obama won Florida, giving him a final electoral vote tally of 332 to Mitt Romney’s 206.

Nov 8, 2012

Prop 30 Tax Bills to Come Soon

Prop 30 Tax Bills to Come Soon

The tax-raising ballot initiative that voters approved on Election Day has just been passed, but some Californians will feel its impact right away.

Nov 9, 2012

Nancy Pelosi's Future As Minority Leader Uncertain

Nancy Pelosi's Future As Minority Leader Uncertain

Nancy Pelosi won reelection to Congress on Tuesday, but not much else is certain.

Nov 8, 2012

UC, CSU Rollback Tuition Protests Over Prop. 30

UC, CSU Rollback Tuition Protests Over Prop. 30

Schools in California will receive up to $6 billion in extra annual funding thanks to the passage of Prop. 30. Students at UC Berkeley planned a protest to ensure the UC Regents don't increase fees.

Nov 8, 2012

Winners, Losers Emerge Over Spending On State Initiatives

Winners, Losers Emerge Over Spending On State Initiatives

Multimillionaire activists, big labor unions and major corporations combined to pump more than $363 million into political fights over 11 propositions on Tuesday’s state ballot, a California Watch analysis...

Nov 8, 2012

First Read: Obama Faces Tough Choices, GOP Has Major Brand Problem

First Read: Obama Faces Tough Choices, GOP Has Major Brand Problem

Now that the afterglow of his reelection victory has faded, President Barack Obama is getting back to work in Washington on Thursday — and has the daunting challenge of the imminent fiscal cliff to contend with,...

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Plane Crashes Heading to Reid-Hillview; Pilot Dead

Plane Crashes Heading to Reid-Hillview; Pilot Dead

The Civil Air Patrol has found a private plane that crashed Thursday, as the pilot was flying from Concord to Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose.

5.4 Quake Strikes Near Nevada-Utah Border

5.4 Quake Strikes Near Nevada-Utah Border

A preliminary magnitude-5.4 earthquake struck Nevada Friday afternoon, according to the US Geological Survey.

Levi's Stadium Bathroom Assault Suspects in Court

Levi's Stadium Bathroom Assault Suspects in Court

A judge is deciding if there is enough evidence to try the suspects accused of a brutal beating caught on video inside a Levi's Stadium bathroom before a San Francisco 49ers game.

Car Crash Causes 5-Acre Brush Fire on WB 580

Car Crash Causes 5-Acre Brush Fire on WB 580

Crews have contained a 5-alarm brush fire on westbound 580 in Livermore after a car crashed into a freeway sign Friday morning.

More Than 1 Person Involved in D.C. Family Slaying: Documents

More Than 1 Person Involved in D.C. Family Slaying: Documents

Three members of a D.C. family -- and their housekeeper -- were held overnight by more than one person before they were slain last week, according to new court documents filed Friday afternoon in the case.The...

Magnitude-4.1 Earthquake Strikes Near Napa

Magnitude-4.1 Earthquake Strikes Near Napa

A magnitude-4.1 earthquake struck near Napa late Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey.