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 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

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...

Nov 7, 2012

Axelrod: There Were a Lot of Tears Flowing

Axelrod: There Were a Lot of Tears Flowing

Between the time Tuesday's presidential race was called and the time Barack Obama took the stage in Chicago to accept his victory, the president made and received two very important phone

Nov 8, 2012

Women Win Record Number of Seats in Congress

Women Win Record Number of Seats in Congress

A record number of women were elected to Congress Tuesday night.

Nov 7, 2012

Election Results

Election Results

Check the latest results for all the local and national races in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Nov 8, 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.

Nov 7, 2012

Election Watchdogs Praise NJ for Post-Storm Voting

Election Watchdogs Praise NJ for Post-Storm Voting

When state officials changed election procedures on the fly so people displaced by last week's massive storm would have a chance to vote, the directives triggered confusion for voters and local...

Nov 7, 2012

Christie: Hope Romney Continues to "Be a Voice" in Public Life

Christie: Hope Romney Continues to "Be a Voice" in Public Life

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie discusses his disappointment over Gov. Mitt Romney's loss in the presidential election and says he hopes he continues to "be a voice" in public life in the country.

Top Stories
Woman Questioned in Body Part Discoveries: Sources

Woman Questioned in Body Part Discoveries: Sources

Police are talking to a woman about her possible involvement in the killing and dismemberment of a woman whose body parts have turned up on several residential yards in a Long Island town over the past...

Psychiatric Patient With Violent Past Missing: NYPD

Psychiatric Patient With Violent Past Missing: NYPD

Authorities are looking for a psychiatric patient with a history of violence who they say walked out of a mental health center on Staten Island over the weekend.

Hundreds Attend Wake for Man Who Died in Police Custody

Hundreds Attend Wake for Man Who Died in Police Custody

Hundreds of friends, family members and advocates gathered in Brooklyn to mourn 43-year-old Eric Garner, the man who died last week after the NYPD allegedly put him in a chokehold while making an arrest.

4 Young Adults Sought in Brooklyn Bridge Flags Probe: Officials

4 Young Adults Sought in Brooklyn Bridge Flags Probe: Officials

Police say the four people captured on video entering Brooklyn Bridge around the time two bleached-white American flags were planted there appear to be in their early 20s, and one was carrying what appears to be...

Infants Get Herpes After Ritual Jewish Circumcisions: Officials

Infants Get Herpes After Ritual Jewish Circumcisions: Officials

Two more infants were diagnosed with herpes this month after undergoing ritual Jewish circumcisions, the Health Department says.

Colbert Keeping "Late Show" in NYC

Colbert Keeping "Late Show" in NYC

Stephen Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman's footsteps, he'll be doing it on the same stage.