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

Jan 22, 2013
|
By BJ Lutz

Inaugural Ball Benefits Staffer Who Died During Campaign

Inaugural Ball Benefits Staffer Who Died During Campaign

Alex Okrent, 29, died in July after collapsing at President Barack Obama's 2012 headquarters in Chicago.

Nov 7, 2012

Watch: Full Obama Victory Speech

Watch: Full Obama Victory Speech

President Obama spoke to supporters in Chicago Tuesday after winning a second term in the White House.

Nov 14, 2012

Board of Elections: Report of Breach Exaggerated

Board of Elections: Report of Breach Exaggerated

Spokesman confirmed Tuesday that personal information for more than 1,000 had been exposed online but denied a report from a security firm that the breach affected more than one million voters.

Nov 7, 2012

Democrats Hang Onto Senate with Wins in High-Profile Races

Democrats Hang Onto Senate with Wins in High-Profile Races

NBC News projected that Democrats would hold 53 seats in the next Senate, in addition to the consistent support of Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont and the possible support of newly-elected Independent...

Nov 13, 2012
|
By Edward McClelland

In 37 Chicago Precincts, Romney Received No Votes

In 37 Chicago Precincts, Romney Received No Votes

That's still not as impressive as Philadelphia, where Romney received no votes in 59 precincts.

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
|
By BJ Lutz

Obama Chokes Up at Campaign HQ

Obama Chokes Up at Campaign HQ

The president spoke for about five minutes into a microphone while hundreds of volunteers, many of whom climbed desks to get a better vantage point, listened intently.

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”...

Top Stories
Police Investigate Reports of Suspicious Activity in Volo

Police Investigate Reports of Suspicious Activity in Volo

Dozens of armed officers, canine units and air support descended on a fielded area in Volo, Illinois Wednesday after receiving reports of suspicious activity.

Hundreds Honor Fallen Fox Lake Lieutenant at Vigil

Hundreds Honor Fallen Fox Lake Lieutenant at Vigil

Hundreds came together Wednesday night to honor Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, who was was on the brink of retiring after a 30-year career in law enforcement when he was gunned down in the line of...

GOP Seeks to Avert Trump Third-Party Run

GOP Seeks to Avert Trump Third-Party Run

Seeking to avert a 2016 disaster, the Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid under any circumstances.

Madigan Fails to Override Rauner's Veto of Labor Bill

Madigan Fails to Override Rauner's Veto of Labor Bill

The Illinois House was unable to gather the votes needed on a labor bill that pits Gov. Bruce Rauner against Speaker Mike Madigan.

'Not Going to Stop': Search Continues for Cop's Killers

'Not Going to Stop': Search Continues for Cop's Killers

The search for three armed men who fatally shot a police officer in far north suburban Fox Lake, Illinois, continued Wednesday, more than 24 hours after the shooting.

Man Fatally Shot by Cops May Have Had Knife: Investigators

Man Fatally Shot by Cops May Have Had Knife: Investigators

Investigators believe that a Texas man shot to death by deputies with his hands up was holding a knife, the sheriff told reporters on Wednesday. Footage was posted online of the shooting of 41-year-old Gilbert...