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

Richard Samuels

Importance of the US-Japan relationship

Ford International Professor of Political Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Richard Samuels discusses Japan's foreign policy and its role in securing East Asian stability and its relationship with China and the US. He begins by discussing the importance of Japan to both China and the US.


Malcolm Jorgensen

US welcomes Australian involvement in Iraq

America has welcomed Australia's involvement in the fight against Islamic State but how long will this conflict last? Lecturer Malcolm Jorgensen discusses the military strategy in the region and what success might look like.

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