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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Inmate in Landmark Illinois Case Released From Prison

Inmate in Landmark Illinois Case Released From Prison

A Cook County judge has ordered the release of a prisoner whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a 1982 double killing.

Tentative Deal Reached in Waukegan Teacher Strike

Tentative Deal Reached in Waukegan Teacher Strike

Teachers are scheduled to vote on the proposal at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Horrific Halloween: Frightening Weather Expected Friday

Horrific Halloween: Frightening Weather Expected Friday

Looks like Mother Nature still has a trick up her sleeve for Halloween.

Suburban Teen’s Bionic Arm Found at Restaurant

Suburban Teen’s Bionic Arm Found at Restaurant

A 16-year-old west suburban boy’s bionic arm was stolen from his family’s convertible while he was at a class on Chicago’s Southwest Side, and his family is offering a reward for its return.

Teen Critically Wounded After Being Shot by Police

Teen Critically Wounded After Being Shot by Police

Chicago police officers said they had no choice but to shoot a teenager after shots were fired at them late Wednesday, but the victim's family said it's a case of mistaken identity.

Shake Shack Opens First Chicago Location Next Week

Shake Shack Opens First Chicago Location Next Week

New York-based Shake Shack, as famous for its lines and web cam as its burgers and shakes, has a Chicago opening date.