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.

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Thousands Attend Golden Gate Park 4/20 Celebration

Thousands Attend Golden Gate Park 4/20 Celebration

Thousands of people to filled up Golden Gate Park Sunday to celebrate what is still an illegal recreational substance in California: marijuana.

Man, 21, Missing Since Feb. 2013 Possibly Spotted in SF

Man, 21, Missing Since Feb. 2013 Possibly Spotted in SF

The search for a man missing in San Francisco since February 2013 has been re-energized this weekend after a possible sighting of the 21-year-old last week, a search organizer said Sunday morning.

Four Men Stabbed at Popular Downtown San Jose Bar

Four Men Stabbed at Popular Downtown San Jose Bar

A popular new bar and restaurant in downtown San Jose has reopened after it became a crime scene early Sunday morning, as four men in their 20s were stabbed.

Big-Rig Fire Shuts Down Lanes on 101 Near Santa Rosa

Big-Rig Fire Shuts Down Lanes on 101 Near Santa Rosa

All lanes have reopened on northbound U.S. Highway 101 near Santa Rosa Sunday afternoon after a big-rig crashed and started burning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Man Robbed, Pistol Whipped in Menlo Park

Man Robbed, Pistol Whipped in Menlo Park

Neighbors said crime is getting worse in one neighborhood on the Peninsula.

Man Killed, 15-Year-Old Boy Hurt in Fairfield Shooting

Man Killed, 15-Year-Old Boy Hurt in Fairfield Shooting

A 27-year-old Fairfield resident died at a hospital after being hit by gunfire Saturday night, police said.