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 8, 2012

Obama, GOP Leaders Lay Down Markers on Budget Deal

Obama, GOP Leaders Lay Down Markers on Budget Deal

President Barack Obama spent little time celebrating his re-election, speaking by phone Wednesday with House Speaker John Boehner and other top House and Senate leaders ahead of a looming “fiscal cliff”...

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 7, 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 calls.

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 gay...

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.

Top Stories
Warriors Trounce Rockets 115-80, Lead Series 3-0

Warriors Trounce Rockets 115-80, Lead Series 3-0

The Golden State Warriors dominated the Houston Rockets 115-80 on a night when point guard Stephen Curry broke the NBA record for most 3-pointers in a single post-season.

Firefighters Knock Out 3-Alarm Brush Fire

Firefighters Knock Out 3-Alarm Brush Fire

Firefighters knocked out a 3-alarm brush fire burning in the East San Jose hills Saturday afternoon.

Curry Sets Record With Most 3-Pointers in Single Postseason

Curry Sets Record With Most 3-Pointers in Single Postseason

Stephen Curry's terrific playoff run continues, as the Warriors' star point guard broke the NBA record for most 3-pointers in a single postseason.

Stolen Fuel Truck Crashes Into Airport Fence

Stolen Fuel Truck Crashes Into Airport Fence

San Jose police are investigating reports of a stolen airport fuel truck that crashed into a fence at the Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose Friday night.

Softball Coach Suspected Of Sexual Relationship With Teen

Softball Coach Suspected Of Sexual Relationship With Teen

Milpitas police arrested a softball coach who allegedly formed a relationship with a 15-year-old player, a police sergeant said.

50M Gallons of Water Lost After Dam Destroyed

50M Gallons of Water Lost After Dam Destroyed

Fremont police are trying to figure out who deflated a rubber dam on Alameda Creek Thursday morning, letting nearly 50 million gallons of drinking water flow out to the San Francisco Bay.