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

Simon Jackman

About the US Studies Centre

Made for the 2016 American Australian Association Gala Dinner, Centre CEO Simon Jackman explains the Centres wide range of teaching, research, study abroad and outreach activities.


James Brown

Why do we go to war?

Research director James Brown discusses his Quarterly Essay looking at the reasoning behind sending troops to war.


Nicole Hemmer

Taking action after Orlando

Research associate Nicole Hemmer discusses homophobia, terrorism and American gun laws in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando.

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