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
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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
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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
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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”...

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Winter Returns: Snow Falls Chicago Area

Winter Returns: Snow Falls Chicago Area

Winter has returned to Chicago, bringing with it the chance for accumulating snow at the start of this week.

Young Woman Killed by Stray Bullet While Returning From Work

Young Woman Killed by Stray Bullet While Returning From Work

A 25-year-old woman who had recently moved to Chicago was killed over the weekend when she was hit by a stray bullet outside her apartment.

128 Jail Workers Called Out Sick on Super Bowl Sunday: Docs

128 Jail Workers Called Out Sick on Super Bowl Sunday: Docs

A total of 128 workers reported ill to Cook County Jail on Super Bowl Sunday – about a third more than a typical day of sick calls, NBC5 Investigates has found.

Hornets Defeat Bulls, 108-91

Hornets Defeat Bulls, 108-91

The Chicago Bulls will be without Jimmy Butler on Saturday night, but they will get an important piece back as Mike Dunleavy will make his season debut against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Trump, Sanders Dominate Polls as Race Moves to New Hampshire

Trump, Sanders Dominate Polls as Race Moves to New Hampshire

New Hampshire votes Tuesday and billionaire Donald Trump is trying to lose the loser label, while Ted Cruz looks to fashion a win with far fewer Christian evangelicals than in Iowa and Marco Rubio tries to shake...

Gas Prices Continue to Fall in Chicago Area: GasBuddy

Gas Prices Continue to Fall in Chicago Area: GasBuddy

Drivers rejoice! Gas prices have dropped even more.