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 27, 2012

Obama: "The Best Is Yet to Come"

Obama: "The Best Is Yet to Come"

President Barack Obama won a second term on Tuesday, emerging from a long, punishing campaign with a new mandate to lead a divided and anxious nation. "Tonight in this election, you, the American people...

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.

Nov 13, 2012

Obama Wins Fla., Final Tally 332-206

Obama Wins Fla., Final Tally 332-206

NBC News has declared Saturday that President Barack Obama won Florida, giving him a final electoral vote tally of 332 to Mitt Romney’s 206.

Nov 8, 2012

Bono Mack Challenger Ruiz Sees Lead Widen

Bono Mack Challenger Ruiz Sees Lead Widen

The gap between Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack of Palm Springs and her Democratic challenger increased slightly Thursday night as newly counted ballot numbers were released by Riverside County election officials.

Nov 8, 2012

Prop 30 Tax Bills to Come Soon

Prop 30 Tax Bills to Come Soon

The tax-raising ballot initiative that voters approved on Election Day has just been passed, but some Californians will feel its impact right away.

Nov 8, 2012

First Read: Obama Faces Tough Choices, GOP Has Major Brand Problem

First Read: Obama Faces Tough Choices, GOP Has Major Brand Problem

Now that the afterglow of his reelection victory has faded, President Barack Obama is getting back to work in Washington on Thursday — and has the daunting challenge of the imminent fiscal cliff to contend with,...

Nov 8, 2012

Decision 2016: Will Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio Run?

Decision 2016: Will Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio Run?

Political insiders are laying odds on the next round of contenders.

Nov 8, 2012

Obama, GOP Leaders Lay Down Markers on Budget Deal

Obama, GOP Leaders Lay Down Markers on Budget Deal

President Barack Obama spent little time celebrating his re-election, speaking by phone Wednesday with House Speaker John Boehner and other top House and Senate leaders ahead of a looming “fiscal cliff”...

Nov 9, 2012
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By Joe Mathews

Opinion: Least Scrutinized Initiatives Get Most Votes

Opinion: Least Scrutinized Initiatives Get Most Votes

California's election results reveal a problem: the initiatives that escape scrutiny are most likely to win.

Nov 7, 2012
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By Kevin Riggs

Opinion: Jerry Brown's Improbable Victory

Opinion: Jerry Brown's Improbable Victory

Gov. Jerry Brown's successful pitch to California voters to raise their own taxes faced steep odds. Why it worked, and what it says about Brown.

Top Stories
Fire Rips Through 4 Acres of Pallets in IE

Fire Rips Through 4 Acres of Pallets in IE

A fire ripped through four acres of pallets in a commercial yard in Fontana Thursday.

PCH Slowly Reopens After Water Main Break Opens Sinkhole

PCH Slowly Reopens After Water Main Break Opens Sinkhole

A water main break that shot a geyser of water into the air opened a bathtub-size sinkhole on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu Thursday night, officials said.

Bicyclist Fatally Struck While Riding in Wrong Direction

Bicyclist Fatally Struck While Riding in Wrong Direction

A woman was killed Thursday night after riding her bicycle the wrong way on a Venice street, police said.

Protesters Released From Jail on Thanksgiving

Protesters Released From Jail on Thanksgiving

The 70 or so Ferguson demonstrators who remained jailed Thursday after the arrest of about 175 Wednesday night in downtown Los Angeles were released by Thanksgiving dinner.

Pint-Size Activist Celebrates Immigration Reform on Thanksgiving

Pint-Size Activist Celebrates Immigration Reform on Thanksgiving

A pint-size activist who fought for immigration reform joined her family on Thanksgiving as they celebrated President Obama's unprecedented executive action meant to shield millions of immigrants from the threat...

Hundreds Reach Out to Homeless At Thanksgiving Feast

Hundreds Reach Out to Homeless At Thanksgiving Feast

As many people woke for Thanksgiving morning with their families in Los Angeles, hundreds of volunteers were already heading downtown to give a hand to others who may not have somewhere to go for the holiday.