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 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 7, 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

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

Gay-Marriage Backers End Losing Streak

Gay-Marriage Backers End Losing Streak

For years, foes of same-sex marriage had a potent talking point: They'd won every time the issue went to a popular vote. That winning streak has now been shattered in a multi-state electoral sweep by...

Jan 4, 2013

Brown: Prop 30 Taxes for "California Dream"

Brown: Prop 30 Taxes for "California Dream"

Gov. Jerry Brown says approval of Prop 30 isn't a "cure," but that it will prevent education cuts.

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 8, 2012

Neighborhoods, Not City Hall, to Be Filner's Focus

Neighborhoods, Not City Hall, to Be Filner's Focus

Filner promised a "very open" administration that will come in with respect, understanding but will not be status-quo.

Nov 7, 2012

Results Favor Prop 30 Schools Initiative

Results Favor Prop 30 Schools Initiative

In early returns, it looked as if the ballot measure watched by millions of California’s school children would not pass.

Nov 8, 2012

California's Ballot Proposition Results

California's Ballot Proposition Results

A roundup of how the state's 11 ballot proposition fared in Tuesday's election.

Top Stories
Comic-Con Cosplayer Not Assaulted: Police

Comic-Con Cosplayer Not Assaulted: Police

Police have now concluded that a Comic-Con cosplayer initially thought to have been brutally assaulted was not the victim of a sexual assault and beating.

Del Mar Suspends Turf Racing After Horse Injury

Del Mar Suspends Turf Racing After Horse Injury

Another horse was seriously injured Thursday at the Del Mar racetrack, forcing track officials to suspend races on the turf over the weekend.

1 Dead in East County Boat Accident

1 Dead in East County Boat Accident

One person is dead in a boating accident at El Capitan Reservoir in San Diego's East County, according to San Diego County Sheriff's officials.

Azano Blames Ex-Officer for Campaign Scandal: Docs

Azano Blames Ex-Officer for Campaign Scandal: Docs

The Mexican multi-millionaire accused of illegally contributing more than $600,000 to San Diego political campaigns is blaming a convicted former cop for orchestrating the scandal in which they are...

Teen Wildfire Arson Suspect Has "Huge Future:" Friend

Teen Wildfire Arson Suspect Has "Huge Future:" Friend

A friend who has known the girl for most of her young life was so shocked to learn the news that she felt sick to her stomach.

Plane Crash Investigation Begins

Plane Crash Investigation Begins

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has launched its investigation into the fatal plane crash that left a passenger dead and a pilot injured in the parking lot of a busy Kearny Mesa...