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...

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...

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
Teen Battling Cancer Rings NASDAQ Bell

Teen Battling Cancer Rings NASDAQ Bell

Terry Grinner, 17, rang the NASDAQ bell in New York as the Make-A-Wish Foundation paved the way for him to be an investment banker for a while.

Two Killed in 12 Hours, San Jose's Homicides Rise to 22

Two Killed in 12 Hours, San Jose's Homicides Rise to 22

In just about 12 hours, two people were killed in San Jose - one stabbed, one shot - bringing the city's homicide toll to 22 in 2014.

SF Man Accused of Posing as Cop Appears in Court

SF Man Accused of Posing as Cop Appears in Court

A San Francisco man accused of posing as a police officer to coerce immigrants into committing sex acts appeared in court for the first time Monday.

Bryman College Files for Bankruptcy, Closes Campuses

Bryman College Files for Bankruptcy, Closes Campuses

Bryman College students were demanding answers Monday after learning their school closed all of its campuses since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy days earlier.

Explosive Device Disposed of at San Jose Recycling Facility

Explosive Device Disposed of at San Jose Recycling Facility

The San Jose Police Department's bomb squad has responded Monday afternoon to a suspicious device found at a recycling facility in the northern part of the city, a police spokesman said.

Drone Almost Blocks California Firefighting Planes

Drone Almost Blocks California Firefighting Planes

A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, The Associated Press reported. However, the fire in the Sierra...