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

Bay Area Reaction to Obama Victory

Bay Area Reaction to Obama Victory

Bay Area Democrats celebrated in San Francisco on Tuesday night after hearing that President Barack Obama had been re-elected.

Nov 7, 2012

Solano County Election Results

Solano County Election Results

Solano County voters approved sales tax increases in Fairfield, Vacaville and Rio Vista in Tuesday's election.

Nov 7, 2012

San Francisco Election Results

San Francisco Election Results

San Francisco voters appear to have approved a ballot measure to overhaul the city's business tax system, as well as a parcel tax to fund City College and a bond measure to renovate city parks.

Nov 7, 2012

How Obama Won Four More Years

How Obama Won Four More Years

The president won the votes of racial minorities by a landslide — 93 percent of black, 73 percent of Asians and 71 percent of Latinos, up from 67 percent four years ago.

Nov 7, 2012

Condoms-in-Porn Initiative on Track to Pass

Condoms-in-Porn Initiative on Track to Pass

Measure B presented LA voters with the latest opportunity to require adult film actors to wear prophylactics during on-screen vaginal or anal intercourse.

Jan 4, 2013

Anti-Death Penalty Prop. 34 Defeated

Anti-Death Penalty Prop. 34 Defeated

The latest effort to abolish the death penalty in California lost Tuesday night, with results showing that more than half of the voters wanted to keep capital punishment.

Nov 7, 2012

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Wins 4th Term

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Wins 4th Term

It came as no surprise, but Dianne Feinstein was re-elected Tuesday to her fourth sixth-term seat as U.S. senator representing California.

Jan 4, 2013

Out-of-State Tax Rule Measure Prop. 39 Results Come In

Out-of-State Tax Rule Measure Prop. 39 Results Come In

Proposition 39, a ballot measure that would require multi-state businesses to base their income tax liability on the percentage of their sales in California, according to the official ballot summary.

Nov 6, 2012

Millions Vote in California On Election Day

Millions Vote in California On Election Day

After months of hard campaigning by candidates and weeks of negative ads funded by record political spending, millions of California voters are finally having their say.

Nov 7, 2012

Mayor Chuck Reed On SJ Wage, Rose Herrera

Mayor Chuck Reed On SJ Wage, Rose Herrera

Early Wednesday morning, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed comments on his disappointment that the minimum wage hike passed and his pleasure that Rose Hererra won her city council seat again. Bob Redell reports.

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1 Million Fans Expected to Attend World Series Parade

1 Million Fans Expected to Attend World Series Parade

The Giants World Series victory parade will storm San Francisco Friday afternoon along Market Street and at the Civic Center.

Planned Alum Rock BART Station in Limbo

Planned Alum Rock BART Station in Limbo

The Alum Rock neighborhood is scheduled to get a BART station and urban center as part of "Phase 2" in the BART-to-San Jose project, but now the idea is in limbo, and residents are furious.

40 Arrested During Giants Victory Celebrations: Police

40 Arrested During Giants Victory Celebrations: Police

San Francisco police say they made 40 arrests, most for public drunkenness, during the celebrations that followed the Giants World Series victory over the Kansas City Royals.

Accused Trooper Shooter Transferred to Pike County Jail

Accused Trooper Shooter Transferred to Pike County Jail

Authorities moved Eric Frein, who is accused of killing a Pennsylvania State Trooper, wounding another and then going on the run for nearly seven weeks, from his jail cell in the Blooming Grove Barracks to...

Trooper Ambush Suspect Eric Frein Captured After Manhunt

Trooper Ambush Suspect Eric Frein Captured After Manhunt

Eric Frein, who became the most wanted man in Pennsylvania when he allegedly gunned down two state troopers in an ambush, has been captured following a nearly two-month manhunt in the woods surrounding...

Doctor Who Returned From Africa Has "Not Hugged Anybody"

Doctor Who Returned From Africa Has "Not Hugged Anybody"

A Stanford doctor who recently treated Ebola patients in West Africa has placed himself in quarantine inside his Redwood City home.