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
Brothers Free After 1989 Cold Case Dismissed: DA

Brothers Free After 1989 Cold Case Dismissed: DA

In a stunning development, the Santa Clara County District Attorney on Tuesday announced prosecutors dropped the 1989 cold case homicide against two brothers charged with strangling one of the men's wives whose...

CDC Confirms 1st U.S. Ebola Case: "We Will Stop It Here"

CDC Confirms 1st U.S. Ebola Case: "We Will Stop It Here"

The first case of the Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States has been confirmed in Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday. A spokesperson for Texas Health...

Rash of Burglaries, Break-Ins Hit Palo Alto

Rash of Burglaries, Break-Ins Hit Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are investigating a rash of home burglaries in the area.

Woman's Throat Slashed in San Francisco Attack

Woman's Throat Slashed in San Francisco Attack

A woman who had her throat slashed during an attack in San Francisco's Patrero Hill neighborhood has been place in a medically-induced coma.

Wife Shoots, Kills SoCal Mayor During Fight: Sheriff

Wife Shoots, Kills SoCal Mayor During Fight: Sheriff

The mayor of Bell Gardens was fatally shot by his wife during a fight Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. According to investigators, Mayor Daniel Crespo punched the couple’s 19-year-old...

Steel From Old Bay Bridge to Be Recycled Into Art

Steel From Old Bay Bridge to Be Recycled Into Art

Some of the steel being dismantled from the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge will be refashioned into art.