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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Officer Injured, Windows Smashed in SF Protest

Officer Injured, Windows Smashed in SF Protest

Demonstrations in San Francisco's Union Square escalated Friday evening as several hundred protesters marched on Market Street and some smashed businesses' windows or set off fireworks along the way.

Rainfall Expected Throughout Bay Area

Rainfall Expected Throughout Bay Area

Rain is expected Friday night in much of the Bay Area and might continue through the weekend and into next week, according to the National Weather Service.

Experts Say Prolonged Drought Has Left Trees Unstable, Vulnerable

Experts Say Prolonged Drought Has Left Trees Unstable, Vulnerable

Thirsty trees affected by the drought could certainly use some rain, but it's a delicate balance. Too much could mean serious trouble. Kimberly Tere reports.

#Blackout Black Friday Protest Shuts Down BART

#Blackout Black Friday Protest Shuts Down BART

Protesters shut BART down on Friday, hoping to block passage and shopping for four hours - the time 18-year-old Michael Brown's corpse lay in the street in Ferguson after a police officer fatally shot him this...

1 Dead, 1 Injured After Shooting at Chicago Nordstrom

1 Dead, 1 Injured After Shooting at Chicago Nordstrom

One person died after two people were shot at a Nordstrom in Chicago Friday night, according to authorities. A male victim is dead, while a female victim in critical condition has been transferred to...

Palo Alto Detective Sends Photo of Suspect From Her Phone

Palo Alto Detective Sends Photo of Suspect From Her Phone

A Palo Alto police detective texted a photo of a "scantily clad" female suspect to a supervisor for no legitimate law enforcement reason and the supervisor took more than two weeks to report it, a police auditor...