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 cliff”...

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 calls. "He spoke...

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 officials,...

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
NYPD's Chief of Department Resigns Days After Promotion

NYPD's Chief of Department Resigns Days After Promotion

NYPD Chief of Department Philip Banks, the department's highest ranking black official, stepped down Friday, days after accepting a promotion that would have put him second in command to Bill Bratton.

4th NJ Family Tied Up, Robbed by Intruders in 10 Days

4th NJ Family Tied Up, Robbed by Intruders in 10 Days

A fourth family in one New Jersey county was tied up and robbed by intruders just days after authorities said three other homes were hit, possibly by the same group of masked gunmen.

Man Who Fell to Death in NY Mall Slipped Off Escalator: Police

Man Who Fell to Death in NY Mall Slipped Off Escalator: Police

The 54-year-old man with developmental disabilities who fell to his death during a group trip to a New York mall Thursday lost his balance and fell off the side of an escalator, police said Friday.

Katy Perry Dresses as a Cheeto for Halloween

Katy Perry Dresses as a Cheeto for Halloween

Already calling it now: Katy Perry wins Halloween! The 30-year-old pop star went to Kate Hudson's Halloween party Thursday night dressed as a Crunchy Flamin' Hot Cheeto--and yes, she was a Cheeto, singular! See...

1 Pilot Killed, 1 Injured in SpaceShipTwo Crash in Mojave Desert

1 Pilot Killed, 1 Injured in SpaceShipTwo Crash in Mojave Desert

One crew member was killed and another suffered a "major injury" after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane, designed for suborbital commercial flights above the Earth, went down Friday during a test...

Giant Drill Bit Pierces Subway Tunnel, Nearly Impales Train

Giant Drill Bit Pierces Subway Tunnel, Nearly Impales Train

The MTA says a giant drill bit being used in a construction project pierced the ceiling of a subway tunnel in Queens, coming into contact with an occupied train a short distance away from a station platform. The...