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.

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
13-Year-Old Girl Breaks Pelvis, Another Hurt in Tube Crash

13-Year-Old Girl Breaks Pelvis, Another Hurt in Tube Crash

Two 13-year-old girls were hospitalized, one with a broken pelvis, after the water tube they were being pulled on in the Long Island Sound Sunday smashed into the side of a 69-foot yacht, throwing them face down...

NJ Woman Beats Family Dog to Death, Brags About It: Pros.

NJ Woman Beats Family Dog to Death, Brags About It: Pros.

A New Jersey woman used a shovel and claw hammer to beat her family's dog to death and then bragged about it, prosecutors say.

NYC Teacher Killed by Driver on Cell During Bike Trip: Cops

NYC Teacher Killed by Driver on Cell During Bike Trip: Cops

A New York City high school teacher on a cross-country bicycle trip was killed on an Oklahoma highway when he was struck by a car, the driver of which acknowledged looking at her cellphone at the time of...

NJ 'Idol' Hopeful Dies in Crash After Audition; 5 Hurt

NJ 'Idol' Hopeful Dies in Crash After Audition; 5 Hurt

An "American Idol" hopeful from New Jersey died and five friends were injured when their SUV flipped in a high-speed crash on Interstate 95 in Pennsylvania Sunday as they returned from the reality show audition,...

Mom Accused of Murdering Her Dad, 6-Year-Old Daughter

Mom Accused of Murdering Her Dad, 6-Year-Old Daughter

A central Florida woman is set to appear in court Monday after authorities say she shot and stabbed her father and 6-year-old daughter and left their bodies in plastic bins in her landlord's shed. According to a

Tourist Brings 2 Loaded Guns to 9/11 Memorial: NYPD

Tourist Brings 2 Loaded Guns to 9/11 Memorial: NYPD

A tourist from Texas was arrested over the weekend on charges she was packing two loaded handguns at the Sept. 11 memorial, authorities said Monday.