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

Bates Gill

China–US relations strained by jet encounter

CEO Bates Gill discusses the growing rift between China and the US sparked by a close encounter between American surveillance planes and Chinese fighter jets over the South China Sea.


Russell Trood

US marines in Australia spark debate

With the latest AUSMIN talks cementing an agreement to base 2,500 US marines in Darwin by 2017, Australia's north has become the focus of a debate around defence spending and priorities. Adjunct professor with the Centre's Defence and Security Program Russell Trood joins an expert panel to discuss the issue.

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