2012 Elections: News, Analysis, Videos, and Breaking on the Presidential Election, Local Elections, and More - NBC Bay Area
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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Classes Resume in Napa County Following Deadly Wildfires
Classes Resume in Napa County Following Deadly Wildfires

All schools in Napa County reopened Monday following deadly wildfires that ripped through the region.

Northern California Fire Victims
Northern California Fire Victims

At least 42 people were killed after a spate of wildfires ignited on Oct. 8 and ripped through a number of wine country communities. The wind-whipped fires spread swiftly, leaving people with just minutes...

Kate Steinle Murder Trial Underway in San Francisco
Kate Steinle Murder Trial Underway in San Francisco

A murder trial started Monday for a Mexican man who set off a national immigration debate after he shot and killed a woman two years ago on a popular San Francisco pier.

Why Tucson is Our Favorite Foodie City
Why Tucson is Our Favorite Foodie City

With its upscale restaurants and commitment to heritage ingredients, vibrant Mexican culinary scene, and enough outdoor adventures to work up any appetite, this UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy is our...

Niger Attack Was Likely a Set-Up by Terrorists: Officials
Niger Attack Was Likely a Set-Up by Terrorists: Officials

An emerging theory among U.S. military investigators is that the Army Special Forces soldiers ambushed in Niger were set up by terrorists, who were tipped off in advance about a meeting in a village sympathetic...

Transient Arrested for Allegedly Burning Rainbow Flag
Transient Arrested for Allegedly Burning Rainbow Flag

An East Bay community has rallied around an LGBTQ center where a man burned a Rainbow Flag and punched a volunteer.