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
Girl, 10, Collapses on Soccer Field at NYC Camp, Dies: Officials

Girl, 10, Collapses on Soccer Field at NYC Camp, Dies: Officials

A 10-year-old girl died after passing out on a soccer field Monday during summer camp activities in Queens, police and camp officials said.

12 Prison Workers Placed on Leave After Murderers Escape

12 Prison Workers Placed on Leave After Murderers Escape

A dozen workers at the upstate New York prison where two murderers escaped earlier this month have been placed on leave, two days after the surviving escapee was captured by authorities.

Car Drives Over Rabbi, Pulls Forward and Runs Over Him Again: NYPD

Car Drives Over Rabbi, Pulls Forward and Runs Over Him Again: NYPD

A 66-year-old rabbi and father of four died after a car reversed and struck him, pulled forward, then reversed a second time, pinning him under the wheel Monday evening in Brooklyn, police said.

Journey Drummer Jailed on Rape Charge

Journey Drummer Jailed on Rape Charge

A grand jury has indicted Journey drummer Deen Castronovo on a rape charge. The 50-year-old Castronovo was arrested June 14 in Salem, Oregon, on misdemeanor charges related to domestic violence.

Walmart Apologizes for Making ISIS Flag Cake

Walmart Apologizes for Making ISIS Flag Cake

A Louisiana man said he got Walmart to bake him a cake featuring the flag of the Islamic State after the store refused to make him a cake decorated with the Confederate battle flag and the caption, “Heritage not...

Man Who Took Cab 300 Miles to Surprise Fiancee Jailed Over $749 Fare

Man Who Took Cab 300 Miles to Surprise Fiancee Jailed Over $749 Fare

Police say a New York City man who took a 300-mile cab ride across Pennsylvania to surprise his fiancee has been jailed because he couldn't pay the $749 fare.