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...

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...

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Man Charged in Death of Woman Found in Hammond

Man Charged in Death of Woman Found in Hammond

The man arrested in connection with the deaths of seven women whose bodies were found this weekend across northwest Indiana has been charged in the first woman's murder.

Families "Heartbroken" After 7 Bodies Found in Indiana

Families "Heartbroken" After 7 Bodies Found in Indiana

The mother of a woman whose body was among seven found in Indiana this weekend called her daughter a "fighter."

Foo Fighters Announce Wrigley Field Show

Foo Fighters Announce Wrigley Field Show

If you didn’t get to catch the Foo Fighters at the Cubby Bear Friday, you’ll have another chance to see them on a much larger stage in Chicago.

Suspected Serial Killer Is Sex Offender in Texas

Suspected Serial Killer Is Sex Offender in Texas

The man who police say confessed to killing a woman then led police to the bodies of six others in northwestern Indiana is a registered sex offender in Texas.

"Riotous Behavior": Police Detail NH Pumpkin Festival Chaos

"Riotous Behavior": Police Detail NH Pumpkin Festival Chaos

Eighty-four people were arrested during riots at a New Hampshire community's annual pumpkin festival, and authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying more

4 Chicago Hospitals to Care for Potential Ebola Patients

4 Chicago Hospitals to Care for Potential Ebola Patients

Four Chicago hospitals have agreed to take on the responsibility of caring for Ebola patients if the deadly virus emerges in the city.