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
South Bay Businessman Pleads No Contest to Felony Charges

South Bay Businessman Pleads No Contest to Felony Charges

South Bay auto dealer Ron Battistella could face 5 to 16 years in a California prison after pleading no contest yesterday to nine felony counts of grand theft, securities fraud and for selling...

San Jose PD Might Eliminate Motorcycle Unit

San Jose PD Might Eliminate Motorcycle Unit

The San Jose Police Department is considering a plan to eliminate its motorcycle traffic unit and move the 11 officers into patrol car units, NBC Bay Area has learned.

Santa Cruz Man Fined $3,000 Over Leaky Toilet

Santa Cruz Man Fined $3,000 Over Leaky Toilet

Santa Cruz is taking the drought very seriously. The city’s Water Department slapped a $3,000 fine on a man who had a running toilet for eight days, NBC affiliate KSBW reported Wednesday.

5-Alarm Fire in San Jose Burns 2 Homes

5-Alarm Fire in San Jose Burns 2 Homes

San Jose firefighters are responding to a five-alarm fire that started at a house and spread to an adjacent residence, a fire dispatcher said.

Businesses Near Levi's Stadium Prep for First Game

Businesses Near Levi's Stadium Prep for First Game

More than 40,000 soccer fans will pour into Santa Clara this Saturday for the first sporting event at Levi’s Stadium, and businesses in the area are expecting big things.

The Truth About Sunscreen

The Truth About Sunscreen

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at common claims about skincare and separates the facts from the fiction.