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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

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.

Wednesday, 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...

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...

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Woman, 18, Missing After Car Crashes Into Alameda Creek

Woman, 18, Missing After Car Crashes Into Alameda Creek

An 18-year-old woman is missing after a vehicle went off the roadway and plunged into Alameda Creek, near Fremont, on Saturday, according to a release by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office on Sunday.

Forecast: Showers Will Continue Across Bay Area Monday

Forecast: Showers Will Continue Across Bay Area Monday

Times of rain will continue across the Bay Area after several days of a deluge. Localized flooding is an ongoing threat due to additional rain falling on saturated ground. Creeks and reservoirs have risen above...

Third Storm Lashes Bay Area with Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds

Third Storm Lashes Bay Area with Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds

A third system in a series of storms on Sunday battered the Bay Area with widespread rain, gusty winds and dangerous surf conditions.

Mudslides, Fallen Trees Wreak Havoc on Highway 17

Mudslides, Fallen Trees Wreak Havoc on Highway 17

A mudslide on Sunday morning in the Santa Cruz Mountains closed northbound lanes of Highway 17 for roughly two hours.

Analysis: How Women Upstaged President Trump

Analysis: How Women Upstaged President Trump

For President Trump, the inauguration should have been his Super Bowl – the kind of spectacle everybody talks about at work all day Monday and beyond. But for once Trump, the self-styled showman who upended...

#MAGA: Twitter Reacts to Donald Trump's Inauguration

#MAGA: Twitter Reacts to Donald Trump's Inauguration

A mix of emotions streamed down Twitter timelines as President Donald J. Trump was sworn in Friday. “We are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you the people," Trump said in...