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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Ray McDonald Arrested For Domestic Violence

Ray McDonald Arrested For Domestic Violence

Former San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald has been arrested on misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment charges, Santa Clara police said on Monday.

Bronze Statue of Jesus Ripped From Cross

Bronze Statue of Jesus Ripped From Cross

Someone ripped off a bronze statue of Jesus from a cross outside the Church of the Transfiguration in Castro Valley, and the pastor thinks the thief may be trying to hawk the holy figure for scrap metal.

4 Arrests After 2nd Night of Protesting Oakland's New Ban

4 Arrests After 2nd Night of Protesting Oakland's New Ban

For the second night in a row, protestors gathered in downtown Oakland Sunday to denounce the city's enforcement of a regulation requiring permits for nighttime demonstrations.

Lee's Sandwiches Recalls Chicken, Beef, Pork: USDA

Lee's Sandwiches Recalls Chicken, Beef, Pork: USDA

Lee's Sandwiches, a popular Vietnamese sandwich shop based in Garden Grove, Calif., is recalling nearly a quarter million pounds of chicken, beef and pork products that were produced without being inspected, the...

Drought Monitor: Rain Does Little for Long-Term Drought

Drought Monitor: Rain Does Little for Long-Term Drought

A storm dumped an inch of rain on drought-parched Southern California last week -- an unusual amount for May -- but it did little to end the state's extreme drought.

San Mateo Bridge Re-Opens on Memorial Day

San Mateo Bridge Re-Opens on Memorial Day

The San Mateo-Hayward Bridge re-opened early Monday morning, after closing for the second time this month as Caltrans crews resurfaced and treated the deck structure, as well as performed maintenance repairs.