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

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012

Obama Photo Most Retweeted Ever

Obama Photo Most Retweeted Ever

President Barack Obama's Election Night photo was just one of many memorable reactions on the social networks.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Oakland City Council: De La Fuente Loses To Kaplan

Oakland City Council: De La Fuente Loses To Kaplan

An era ended on the Oakland City Council Tuesday night when veteran council member Ignacio De La Fuente decisively lost his bid to unseat incumbent Rebecca Kaplan for the at-large seat.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Friday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Friday, 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.

Top Stories
No Fireworks, But Supporters Impressed With Cruz

No Fireworks, But Supporters Impressed With Cruz

Three days after former House Speaker John Boehner called fellow Republican and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" during a talk at Stanford, Cruz arrived in the Bay Area to speak.

Ex-Calif. Gov. Pete Wilson Endorses Cruz

Ex-Calif. Gov. Pete Wilson Endorses Cruz

In a key pickup for his California campaign, the state's former Gov. Pete Wilson endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign for the GOP presidential nomination. Wilson announced his "wholehearted" support for Cruz...

Hundreds Contribute to 15th Annual Comcast Cares Day

Hundreds Contribute to 15th Annual Comcast Cares Day

The 15th annual Comcast Cares Day drew hundreds of participants Saturday in the Bay Area.

Man Arrested on Suspicion of Shooting, Killing Wife

Man Arrested on Suspicion of Shooting, Killing Wife

A San Jose man is behind bars on suspicion of gunning down his wife early Saturday, police said.

Celebs, Politicians Meet at Correspondents' Dinner

Celebs, Politicians Meet at Correspondents' Dinner

President Barack Obama will get one more chance on Saturday to poke fun at fellow politicians, the press and himself as he attends his final White House Correspondents' Dinner. The dinner comes amid a...

Water Main Break Under Highway 101 Connector Shuts Roadway

Water Main Break Under Highway 101 Connector Shuts Roadway

The connector from northbound U.S. Highway 101 to state Highway 1 in Marin County is closed Saturday due to a water main break, according to the California Highway Patrol.