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...

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...

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,...

Nov 8, 2012

Decision 2016: Will Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio Run?

Decision 2016: Will Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio Run?

Political insiders are laying odds on the next round of contenders.

Top Stories
3-Alarm Fire Burns Barn, Heat Appears on Satellite Imagery

3-Alarm Fire Burns Barn, Heat Appears on Satellite Imagery

A bunch of pallets began burning at a ranch east of Gilroy early Wednesday morning, and spread to a barn sending bright orange flames into the sky and shutting down roads in the area.

Body Found in Dumpster at Milpitas Recycling Center

Body Found in Dumpster at Milpitas Recycling Center

A body was found at the Republic Services recycling facility in Milpitas, the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office confirmed.

Giants Win, Take 1-0 Lead Over Royals in World Series

Giants Win, Take 1-0 Lead Over Royals in World Series

The San Francisco Giants took Game 1 of the World Series with a win over the Kansas City Royals in Tuesday night's opener.

SJ Residents Told to Boil Water After Tests Confirm E. Coli

SJ Residents Told to Boil Water After Tests Confirm E. Coli

Residents at an East San Jose neighborhood are being told to boil any water they use for drinking or cooking after water in the area tested positive for E. coli.

Healdsburg's Plan to Raise Legal Smoking Age Moves Forward

Healdsburg's Plan to Raise Legal Smoking Age Moves Forward

The City of Healdsburg's plan to raise its legal smoking age from 18 to 21 has sparked a polarizing debate.

Photos Show Alleged Abuse of Slain Mayor's Wife

Photos Show Alleged Abuse of Slain Mayor's Wife

Photos and a voice mail recording obtained by NBC4 on Tuesday paint a dark picture in the marriage of Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo, who was fatally shot by his wife last