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

Pot Legalization In Calif. Could Follow Colorado

Pot Legalization In Calif. Could Follow Colorado

Californians missed the chance to live in the first state to legalize marijuana in 2010, but after voters ended marijuana prohibition in Colorado and Washington, the Golden State may be able to try again.

Nov 7, 2012

Veteran Congressman Stark Loses To Swalwell

Veteran Congressman Stark Loses To Swalwell

After 40 years in office - the longest term for any Congressman - the uber-liberal, ultra-vocal Pete Stark lost to a Democratic challenger - Eric Swalwell - who is an Alameda County prosecutor and nearly...

Nov 8, 2012

Reality Check: Prop 30

Reality Check: Prop 30

NBC Bay Area's Sam Brock checks the facts when it comes to who is really paying for Prop 30, and how much.

Jan 4, 2013

Bay Area Election Results By The Numbers

Bay Area Election Results By The Numbers

Well, you've waited all day - actually months - for the results. And now, NBC Bay Area is bringing you nine counties' worth of election information.

Nov 7, 2012

Axelrod: There Were a Lot of Tears Flowing

Axelrod: There Were a Lot of Tears Flowing

Between the time Tuesday's presidential race was called and the time Barack Obama took the stage in Chicago to accept his victory, the president made and received two very important phone

Nov 7, 2012

Women Win Record Number of Seats in Congress

Women Win Record Number of Seats in Congress

A record number of women were elected to Congress Tuesday night.

Nov 7, 2012

Romney Faces Future as Private Citizen

Romney Faces Future as Private Citizen

After a six-year quest to lead the United States, Romney must return to life as a private citizen.

Nov 7, 2012

Gay-Marriage Backers End Losing Streak

Gay-Marriage Backers End Losing Streak

For years, foes of same-sex marriage had a potent talking point: They'd won every time the issue went to a popular vote. That winning streak has now been shattered in a multi-state electoral sweep by...

Nov 7, 2012

Democrats Gain Supermajority in Calif. Senate

Democrats Gain Supermajority in Calif. Senate

Democrats have gained a two-thirds majority in the California Senate, giving them the ability to pass tax increases and take other steps without the need for Republican votes.

Nov 7, 2012

Roundup: California's Ballot Prop. Results

Roundup: California's Ballot Prop. Results

A roundup of how the state's 11 ballot proposition fared in Tuesday's election.

Top Stories
Military Vets Targeted by Sophisticated Job Scheme

Military Vets Targeted by Sophisticated Job Scheme

Air Force veteran Mark Blum went through weeks of training and face to face interviews for a promising job opportunity, but instead of getting a paycheck, he was left on the brink of

NorCal Wildfires Destroy Homes, Force Evacuations

NorCal Wildfires Destroy Homes, Force Evacuations

A destructive wildfire threatening an entire town in Northern California is one of a dozen major fires burning across that state.

Bay Area Pilot Survives Small Plane Crash

Bay Area Pilot Survives Small Plane Crash

A plane that went missing Monday after departing from Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose was discovered by search crews Tuesday in Sequoia National Park, near Funston Lake.

SJPD: 2 Suspects Arrested in Gang-Related Homicide

SJPD: 2 Suspects Arrested in Gang-Related Homicide

Two new suspects have been arrested in the gang-related shooting death of a man in East San Jose in July, police said Tuesday.

Chesbro Reservoir Close to Minimum Water Level

Chesbro Reservoir Close to Minimum Water Level

Santa Clara Valley Water District officials said the Chesbro reservoir is in danger of drying up due to California's severe drought.

NASA Picks Boeing, SpaceX to Build "Space Taxis"

NASA Picks Boeing, SpaceX to Build "Space Taxis"

NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency announced it has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in...