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

Wednesday, 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.

Tuesday, 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...

Monday, 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...

Saturday, 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.

Tuesday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Friday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Thursday, 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...

Thursday, 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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Orlando Shooting Front and Center at Pink Triangle

Orlando Shooting Front and Center at Pink Triangle

In the wake of the recent Orlando shootings, a pink triangle, brightening up the Twin Peaks in clear view of the Castro district and downtown San Francisco, took on a special meaning Saturday.

San Francisco Pride Kicks Off With Trans March

San Francisco Pride Kicks Off With Trans March

A week after the deadly Orlando attack, San Francisco is preparing to host one of the largest Pride events in the country.

Shooting on Highway 4 Damages Rear Window of Pick-Up Truck

Shooting on Highway 4 Damages Rear Window of Pick-Up Truck

A bullet pierced and shattered a pick-up truck's rear window on Highway 4 in the East Bay Friday night.

San Jose Teen Cleared in Fatal Shooting of Parents: DA

San Jose Teen Cleared in Fatal Shooting of Parents: DA

A 17-year-old boy has been cleared of a murder charge in the deaths of his parents at their San Jose home in April, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office said Friday.

Hurry Up: EU Leaders Want Immediate UK Exit

Hurry Up: EU Leaders Want Immediate UK Exit

Britain and the European Union haven't even begun divorce talks yet but were already bickering Saturday as the political and economic shockwaves from the British vote to leave the bloc reverberated around...

Deputies on Leave for Alleged Jail Guard Abuse: Sources

Deputies on Leave for Alleged Jail Guard Abuse: Sources

Two female Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office correctional deputies on Friday were placed on leave for alleged jail guard abuse, sources tell NBC Bay Area.