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
Elderly Driver Jumps Curb, Injures 6 at Palo Alto Cafe

Elderly Driver Jumps Curb, Injures 6 at Palo Alto Cafe

Six people were injured, one critically, when a car driven by a 90-year-old man slammed into the outside street seating at the University Cafe in Palo Alto during lunchtime Thursday.

Sen. Leland Yee Pleads Not Guilty to RICO Charge

Sen. Leland Yee Pleads Not Guilty to RICO Charge

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty on Thursday - as he did before to previous allegations against him - on the newest racketeering charge, which carries a maximum 20-year sentence on that...

Pastor Sued for Selling Church Without Congregation's Knowledge

Pastor Sued for Selling Church Without Congregation's Knowledge

A home intended for use by the pastor of an East Palo Alto church has been sold by a real estate agent related to the pastor. They're all being sued by a congregant.

Oakland A's Trade Cespedes For Lester, Gomes

Oakland A's Trade Cespedes For Lester, Gomes

The Oakland A's are trading fan favorite, slugger Yoenis Cespedes, the two-time Home Run Derby winner who helped put the team on the national stage.

Teen Tied Up During Home-Invasion Robbery in San Jose

Teen Tied Up During Home-Invasion Robbery in San Jose

The Almaden Valley neighborhood in San Jose is on alert following a home-invasion robbery Wednesday afternoon.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Lives as Homeless Person for Week

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Lives as Homeless Person for Week

California's Republican candidate for governor said he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the...