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 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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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,"...

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.

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.

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
1 Dead, 4 Injured in Shooting at Brooklyn Restaurant: NYPD

1 Dead, 4 Injured in Shooting at Brooklyn Restaurant: NYPD

One man died and four others were injured in a shooting at a Brooklyn restaurant early Friday morning.

Man Arrested in Brutal Rape in Which Woman Lost Teeth: NYPD

Man Arrested in Brutal Rape in Which Woman Lost Teeth: NYPD

Police have arrested a 28-year-old man in a brutal rape at gunpoint in which two of the victim’s teeth were knocked out last week in Brooklyn.

Cyclist Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash in NJ: Police

Cyclist Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash in NJ: Police

A cyclist was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash Thursday night in New Jersey.

Woman Walking Dog Hit by Car Police Were Pursuing

Woman Walking Dog Hit by Car Police Were Pursuing

A 79-year-old woman walking her dog was seriously injured when she was struck by a car police were chasing Thursday, authorities said.

Station Comes Together After On-Air Slaying: 'Going Forward'

Station Comes Together After On-Air Slaying: 'Going Forward'

Just one day after two of their own crew members were killed during a live broadcast, the news team at Virginia station WDBJ-TV regrouped, gathered together and leaned on one another for the live broadcast...

4 Co-Workers Killed When Car Plunges Down NY Embankment

4 Co-Workers Killed When Car Plunges Down NY Embankment

A car carrying five young co-workers plunged down a 110-foot embankment in the Hudson Valley, hit a house and came to rest on its roof, killing four men inside, police said.