Super Tuesday Results - Live Coverage
7 March 2012
Time: 10:30am - 2:00pm
On Wednesday 7 March the large crowd at the Manning Bar watched the results unfold on the most important day of the US primary calendar.
Live coverage of the results was followed by a panel discussion moderated by ABC NewsRadio host John Barron. The audience heard a panel of US Studies Centre experts deconstruct the results as they came to light. Panel members included CEO Professor Geoffrey Garrett, Chair in US Media and National Correspondent of The Atlantic Monthly Professor James Fallows and Research Associate and Editor of The Spectator Australia Tom Switzer.
The Super Tuesday excitement kicked on into the evening with a trivia competition from 5.30pm.
About Super Tuesday
The Tuesday when the largest number of states hold primary elections is known as Super Tuesday. The Super Tuesday phenomenon began in 1988 when 9 states wanted to give their voters a decisive role early in the primary season.
The following states held primaries and caucuses on 6 March 2012 (US time). The number alongside each state indicates the amount of delegates at stake.
- Alaska (caucus) - 27
- Georgia (primary) - 76
- Idaho (caucus) - 32
- Massachusetts (primary) - 41
- North Dakota (caucus) - 28
- Ohio (primary) - 66
- Oklahoma (primary) - 43
- Tennessee (primary) - 58
- Vermont (primary) - 17
- Virginia (primary) - 49
VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
With Australia raising its terror alert level to high and Obama announcing a plan of action in the Middle East, debates about the alliance and its role in the War on Terror are re-emerging. Associate professor Brendon O'Connor joins an expert panel to discuss the next steps in Iraq and Syria.
Barack Obama's major address on his Islamic State strategy promised air strikes but can a satisfactory resolution be reached without ground troops? Research associate Tom Switzer joins a panel to read between the lines of the President's speech.