Super Tuesday Results - Live Coverage

7 March 2012

Time: 10:30am - 2:00pm

Super Tuesday

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

Linda Jakobson

Defence and trade focuses of Obama trip

Barack Obama's visit to Asia will be an important diplomatic effort to advance trade negotiations and calm allies in the region over territorial disputes with China. Visiting professor Linda Jakobson looks at the substance behind the trip.


Brendon O'Connor

Obama treading the tightrope in Asia

Associate professor Brendon O'Connor looks at how Obama is likely to navigate the balance between reassuring allies and placating China in the presidential trip to Asia.

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