Super Tuesday Results | Live Coverage

When

10.30am–2.00pm

7 March 2012

Topics

Politics

A 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.

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