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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4 Homes Destroyed in 2-Alarm Fire

4 Homes Destroyed in 2-Alarm Fire

Four homes under construction were destroyed in a two-alarm blaze late Monday in Dublin, according to the Alameda County Fire Department

Missing Berkeley Student Fatally Struck by Car: Police

Missing Berkeley Student Fatally Struck by Car: Police

A UC Berkeley student athlete who went missing after leaving a party near the USC campus over the weekend was killed by a car as he ran across a Los Angeles freeway, police said Monday.

Parents Want More Medical Marijuana Access to Treat Sick Children

Parents Want More Medical Marijuana Access to Treat Sick Children

Several parents are advocating for more medical marijuana access as they say cannabis is safer than pharmaceuticals to treat their sick children

Manhunt Underway For Armed Prisoner Who Escaped Va. Hospital

Manhunt Underway For Armed Prisoner Who Escaped Va. Hospital

A manhunt is underway for an armed prisoner who escaped custody at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church. Fairfax County Police say the prisoner was in the custody of a private security guard when he or...

DOJ Files Appeal of Hold on Immigration Action

DOJ Files Appeal of Hold on Immigration Action

The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court Monday to reverse a hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action. Lawyers for the federal government are challenging...

Man Suspected of Exposing Himself at Stanford Shopping Center

Man Suspected of Exposing Himself at Stanford Shopping Center

Palo Alto police are searching for a man suspected of exposing himself to people three times in the course of an hour at the Stanford Shopping Center.