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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Girl, 3, Abandoned With LA Shopping Center Valets: Police

Girl, 3, Abandoned With LA Shopping Center Valets: Police

A three-year-old girl was left at the Grove shopping center in Los Angeles Saturday, and police are asking for the public's help in finding her parents or guardians. The girl is in good condition, the Los...

Shoppers Flock to Stores on "Super Saturday"

Shoppers Flock to Stores on "Super Saturday"

"Super Saturday" is considered one of the busiest days of the holiday season, with stores opening early, closing late and offering door-buster deals for shoppers.

Woman Killed, Man Injured in Martinez Shooting

Woman Killed, Man Injured in Martinez Shooting

A woman was killed and a man was injured in a shooting in Martinez on Friday night, a police sergeant said Saturday.

Man Tried to Kidnap Woman at UCSC: Police

Man Tried to Kidnap Woman at UCSC: Police

Police are looking for a man who attempted to kidnap a woman in her car while he was armed with a knife at the University of California at Santa Cruz on Thursday, campus police said Friday.

NYPD Ambush Killer: “Watch What I’m Going to Do"

NYPD Ambush Killer: “Watch What I’m Going to Do"

Moments before he fatally shot two police offices at point-blank range, Ismaaiyl Brinsley told a couple of passersby: "Watch what I'm going to do." NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce mentioned that encounter...

Small Plane Crashes, Flips Over at San Rafael Airport

Small Plane Crashes, Flips Over at San Rafael Airport

A small engine plane crashed as it was taking off from the San Rafael Airport Saturday afternoon, a fire chief said.