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

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Election Day 2012: By the Numbers

Election Day 2012: By the Numbers

The most important number for President Barack Obama on Election Day was 270, the number of electoral votes needed to clinch his re-election. For the rest of us, the culmination of the marathon 2012 presidential...

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012

Obama: "The Best Is Yet to Come"

Obama: "The Best Is Yet to Come"

President Barack Obama won a second term on Tuesday, emerging from a long, punishing campaign with a new mandate to lead a divided and anxious nation. "Tonight in this election, you, the American people...

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Murphy Beats McMahon for Conn. Senate Seat

Murphy Beats McMahon for Conn. Senate Seat

Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy says his U.S. Senate win over Republican Linda McMahon proves that what matters is the measure of ideas and not the measure of one's wallet.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

How Obama Won Four More Years

How Obama Won Four More Years

The president won the votes of racial minorities by a landslide — 93 percent of black, 73 percent of Asians and 71 percent of Latinos, up from 67 percent four years ago.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Elizabeth Warren: Win for Middle Class

Elizabeth Warren: Win for Middle Class

Elizabeth Warren took back Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat for Democrats after unseating Republican Sen. Scott Brown, helping her party hang onto its majority in the chamber and becoming the first woman to...

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Disputes Begin After Vote for NY Senate Control

Disputes Begin After Vote for NY Senate Control

Democrats and Republicans are both claiming they've won control of the New York state Senate as weeks of counting paper ballots and likely legal challenges begin.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Romney: I Pray Obama Will Be Successful

Romney: I Pray Obama Will Be Successful

Gov. Mitt Romney called the president to concede, and prayed for the well-being of the U.S. and President Barack Obama."I wish all of them well, particularly the president, the first lady and their daughters,"...

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

NY Senate Control Still Not Decided After Election

NY Senate Control Still Not Decided After Election

Deciding who has enough votes to control New York's state Senate could be two weeks away until absentee ballots are counted in some races, and it could be weeks after that before senators select a leader.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Obama Thanks Michelle

Obama Thanks Michelle

Obama's victory speech included a heartfelt thank you to First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Maine, Maryland Vote to Legalize Gay Marriage

Maine, Maryland Vote to Legalize Gay Marriage

Maine and Maryland made history Tuesday, approving gay marriage by popular vote, according to NBC News projections.

Top Stories
Teen Injured in Queens Bias Attack: Police

Teen Injured in Queens Bias Attack: Police

Police were asking for the public’s help Saturday in identifying three suspects involved in a potential bias attack in Queens.

Texas Police Chief Helps NYPD Arrest Suspect on Fifth Avenue

Texas Police Chief Helps NYPD Arrest Suspect on Fifth Avenue

A police chief from Texas who was vacationing in New York City intervened in a a fight between an alleged thief and a store security officer on the street and helped arrest the suspect, the NYPD...

Man Stabbed in Abdomen at Queens Supermarket: Police

Man Stabbed in Abdomen at Queens Supermarket: Police

An argument between two 26-year-olds in Queens escalated into violence when one stabbed the other twice in the abdomen, police said Saturday.

Burglar Enters Homes Using Stolen Garage Remotes: Suffolk Police

Burglar Enters Homes Using Stolen Garage Remotes: Suffolk Police

Police in a Long Island community are warning residents about a burglar getting into homes using stolen garage remotes.  Suffolk Police say they're investigating two reports of similar burglaries...

GOP Beginning to Make Peace With Trump as Nominee

GOP Beginning to Make Peace With Trump as Nominee

They thought it was impossible. Some still fear it. Others can barely believe it. But leading Republicans are beginning to accept the idea that Donald Trump will be their party's presidential nominee. In...

2 Cops Injured in Harlem Crash: NYPD

2 Cops Injured in Harlem Crash: NYPD

Two NYPD officers were hurt and two people were arrested in a crash in Harlem Friday afternoon, authorities say.