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
4 EMS Workers Suspended Without Pay in Chokehold Arrest

4 EMS Workers Suspended Without Pay in Chokehold Arrest

Four EMS workers who responded to the arrest of a man who later died in police custody have been suspended without pay two days after an eight-year veteran of the NYPD was stripped of his badge and gun...

Man Charged in Long Island Cold-Case Slayings: Police

Man Charged in Long Island Cold-Case Slayings: Police

Police say they’ve charged a 48-year-old man in the strangling deaths of two women whose naked bodies were found in the woods on Long Island more than 20 years ago after detectives linked his DNA to...

Hoffman Didn't Want Children to Be "Trust Fund" Kids

Hoffman Didn't Want Children to Be "Trust Fund" Kids

Philip Seymour Hoffman had amassed quite the estate after 25 years in the business and when he died tragically on Feb. 2 of a heroin overdose, he had his estate in order per his exact

Chikungunya Diagnosed in 3 Long Island Patients

Chikungunya Diagnosed in 3 Long Island Patients

Officials at a Long Island hospital have diagnosed three patients with a debilitating tropical infection being spread by mosquitoes.

Sexual Predator Drags Woman Walking Out of NJ Starbucks: DA

Sexual Predator Drags Woman Walking Out of NJ Starbucks: DA

Police in West New York, N.J. are searching for a man who allegedly tried to rape a woman after she left a coffee shop on the Hudson River waterfront last Tuesday night, authorities say.

ATM Stolen From NYC Store, Dumped Off Bridge: Police

ATM Stolen From NYC Store, Dumped Off Bridge: Police

A thief broke into a Staten Island convenience store overnight and hauled out an ATM machine, taking out $1,300 in cash before dumping the ATM off a bridge into the Richmond Creek, police say.