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 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,...

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
Muni Passengers Injured in 2 Separate Accidents in SF

Muni Passengers Injured in 2 Separate Accidents in SF

San Francisco fire officials say more than 20 people were taken to hospitals, one with serious injuries, after two separate crashes involving city transit vehicles just minutes apart.

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Levi's Stadium Prepares for First Sporting Event

Levi's Stadium Prepares for First Sporting Event

Crews are working on the finishing touches at Levi's Stadium in preparation for the first sporting event at the new home of the San Francisco 49ers.

Senior and Disability Advocates Block Tech Buses in San Francisco

Senior and Disability Advocates Block Tech Buses in San Francisco

Senior and disability advocates blocked two tech buses for half an hour in the Mission District Friday morning to protest rising eviction rates of vulnerable San Francisco residents.

Facebook Goes Down for Many Users

Facebook Goes Down for Many Users

Facebook was down on Friday for many users, who received an error message instead of access to the social networking service. “Sorry, something went wrong,” the message on Facebook said. “We’re working on...

Social Media Cop Live Tweets Elderly Car Crash 800 Miles Away

Social Media Cop Live Tweets Elderly Car Crash 800 Miles Away

The information came in a steady stream, with Palo Alto police quickly letting the public know that a 90-year-old man had accidentally stepped on the gas, careening his silver Nissan into outside cafe tables...