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 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 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
Man Steals Holiday Decorations From SJ Family

Man Steals Holiday Decorations From SJ Family

Surveillance video shows a man stealing holiday decorations from a San Jose family's front lawn.

Niners Fall Flat in Showdown with Seahawks

Niners Fall Flat in Showdown with Seahawks

Kaepernick is intercepted twice as San Francisco falls to 7-5

Oakland Residents Fed Up With Destructive Protests

Oakland Residents Fed Up With Destructive Protests

Three nights of protests have left much of downtown Oakland boarded up and littered with graffiti. The vandalism has also left children who live and visit the city feeling trampled on.

Couple Robbed, Kidnapped at Gunpoint in Berkeley

Couple Robbed, Kidnapped at Gunpoint in Berkeley

A couple sitting in a car at a Berkeley overlook early Thursday were robbed at gunpoint and kidnapped, according to University of California at Berkeley police.

Shoppers Fill Up on Black Friday Deals Served on Thanksgiving

Shoppers Fill Up on Black Friday Deals Served on Thanksgiving

It's becoming a new holiday tradition -- hitting the stores first and then coming home to eat. Cheryl Hurd reports.

Attorney Gen. Warns of Immigration Policy Scams

Attorney Gen. Warns of Immigration Policy Scams

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is warning people who need legal advice about immigration to beware of con artists who may be operating scams in the wake of President Obama's new immigration policy.