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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Window Washer  "Recovering Quickly"

Window Washer "Recovering Quickly"

A spokesman for the Services Employees International Union-United Service Workers West, told said Pedro Perez is "recovering quickly," faster than doctors first thought after the 58-year-old window washer...

San Jose Police React to Slain NYPD Officers

San Jose Police React to Slain NYPD Officers

San Jose police said the shooting in New York is a sobering reminder of the dangers they face every day on the job, and they are reacting with a sign of solidarity.

San Francisco Arson Teams Investigating Car Fire

San Francisco Arson Teams Investigating Car Fire

San Francisco fire crews doused a car fire in the city's Dolores Heights neighborhood early Sunday morning, fire officials said, not far from the location of four other car fires on Wednesday.

Menorah Stolen From Castro Valley Near Synagogue

Menorah Stolen From Castro Valley Near Synagogue

The rabbi at the Chabad Jewish Center of Castro Valley said a 9-foot menorah was stolen on Castro Valley Boulevard near its synagogue Saturday night.

WATCH: NYC Mayor Speaks After Murders of Officers

WATCH: NYC Mayor Speaks After Murders of Officers

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Monday that some officers have lost trust in Mayor Bill de Blasio in the wake of this weekend's murders of two police officers sitting in their squad car in Brooklyn...

Wetter than Usual Start to New Year in California Predicted

Wetter than Usual Start to New Year in California Predicted

Federal scientists say there is a 75 percent chance of average or above-average precipitation between January and the end of March for California.