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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Officer "Alert" After Being Shot on South Side

Officer "Alert" After Being Shot on South Side

District 3 officer was sitting in a vehicle in the 7400 block of South Langley when he was shot in what may have been an attempted robbery.

Illinois Coyotes Help Nab Iowa Fugitive

Illinois Coyotes Help Nab Iowa Fugitive

Daniel Rice, 21, slipped out of handcuffs while being transferred from a jail to a hospital.

Who Is Craig Spencer, 1st New York Ebola Patient?

Who Is Craig Spencer, 1st New York Ebola Patient?

New York City doctor Craig Spencer is the fourth person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States -- and the first diagnosed in New York. He recently came back from treating Ebola patients in West Africa...

1 Dead, 1 Injured After Officer-Involved Shooting

1 Dead, 1 Injured After Officer-Involved Shooting

Officers said they were on patrol near the 7900 block of South Justine Street when they came upon an attempted robbery.

Child Tests Negative for Ebola in Chicago

Child Tests Negative for Ebola in Chicago

A child being tested for Ebola at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital does not have Ebola, the hospital said Thursday.

Classes to Resume at Skokie Middle School

Classes to Resume at Skokie Middle School

Classes will resume at a north suburban middle school after two days of cancellations due to threatening Instagram posts shared with sixth graders, police said.