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

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Friday, Jan 4, 2013

Prop. 36 Passes; Will Modify Three Strikes Law

Prop. 36 Passes; Will Modify Three Strikes Law

Voters on Tuesday opted to change California’s “Three Strikes and You’re Out” law, which mandates a life sentence for anyone convicted of three serious crimes, NBC projects.

Friday, Jan 4, 2013

Brown: Prop 30 Taxes for "California Dream"

Brown: Prop 30 Taxes for "California Dream"

Gov. Jerry Brown says approval of Prop 30 isn't a "cure," but that it will prevent education cuts.

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012
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By Will Brinson

Giants Part of Presidential Voting Trend

Giants Part of Presidential Voting Trend

The Giants and Barack Obama are part of an interesting historical trend relating to the World Series champions and the candidate who won the World Series.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

SF Voters Approve Tax For City College

SF Voters Approve Tax For City College

San Francisco property owners voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to tax themselves to help keep the doors at City College open.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Election Day 2012: By the Numbers

Election Day 2012: By the Numbers

The most important number for President Barack Obama on Election Day was 270, the number of electoral votes needed to clinch his re-election. For the rest of us, the culmination of the marathon 2012 presidential...

Friday, Jan 4, 2013

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...

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Winners: SJ Mininum Wage, Councilwoman Rose Herrera

Winners: SJ Mininum Wage, Councilwoman Rose Herrera

There were two big winners in San Jose following Election Day: Workers who will now earn a minimum of $10 an hour, and incumbent city councilman Rose Herrera.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Alaco Supes: Richard Valle Wins Lockyer's Seat

Alaco Supes: Richard Valle Wins Lockyer's Seat

Richard Valle won with 36 percent of the vote.

Top Stories
San Francisco Revs Up for Pride Festivities

San Francisco Revs Up for Pride Festivities

A week after the deadly Orlando attack, San Francisco is preparing to host one of the largest Pride events in the country.

Shooting on Highway 4 Damages Rear Window of Pick-Up Truck

Shooting on Highway 4 Damages Rear Window of Pick-Up Truck

A bullet pierced and shattered a pick-up truck's rear window on Highway 4 in the East Bay Friday night.

San Jose Teen Cleared in Fatal Shooting of Parents: DA

San Jose Teen Cleared in Fatal Shooting of Parents: DA

A 17-year-old boy has been cleared of a murder charge in the deaths of his parents at their San Jose home in April, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office said Friday.

Deputies on Leave for Alleged Jail Guard Abuse: Sources

Deputies on Leave for Alleged Jail Guard Abuse: Sources

Two female Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office correctional deputies on Friday were placed on leave for alleged jail guard abuse, sources tell NBC Bay Area.

What Stands Between Trump and a US Brexit Effect

What Stands Between Trump and a US Brexit Effect

Even as Donald Trump drew parallels on Friday between the British vote to leave the European Union and the American presidential election, migration experts and activists cautioned against too close a comparison...

Obama Notes 'Special Relationship' With Britain at Stanford

Obama Notes 'Special Relationship' With Britain at Stanford

President Barack Obama has landed at Moffett Field in Mountain View Thursday evening for his third trip this year to the Bay Area.