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Super Tuesday: At A Glance

Filed by KOSU News in Politics.
March 6, 2012

Ten states hold presidential nominating contests on Tuesday. While the scope is smaller than Super Tuesdays in the past, the candidates are still fighting fiercely for delegates.


Format: Presidential preference poll

Timing: Starts at 8 p.m. ET

Delegates: 27

Texas Rep. Ron Paul has been the only GOP presidential candidate to actually visit Alaska in the run-up to Super Tuesday. More »


Format: Primary

Timing: Polls close at 7 p.m. ET.

Delegates: 76

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has said he has to win Georgia to be “credible” in the race — and polling suggests he will. More »


Format: Caucus

Timing: Caucuses start at 9 p.m. ET.

Delegates: 32

This is the first time Idaho Republicans have held presidential caucuses. The state’s large Mormon population gives former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney an edge. More »


Format: Primary

Timing: Polls close at 8 p.m. ET.

Delegates: 41

Romney is expected to win the state where he once served as governor. He’ll also vote in the primary and watch results in Boston on Tuesday night. More »

North Dakota

Format: Caucus

Timing: Caucuses start at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Delegates: 28

Paul plans to appear in Fargo during the caucuses. He has said he hopes to win there, as well as in Idaho and Alaska. More »


Format: Primary

Timing: Polls close at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Delegates: 66

Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum are in a dead heat in Ohio polls. Ohio Republicans actually get to vote twice in the primary — once for allocating “at-large” statewide delegates and once based on their congressional district. More »


Format: Primary

Timing: Polls close at 8 p.m. ET.

Delegates: 43

Santorum is hoping for a good showing in Oklahoma, which he called “ground zero of the conservative movement.”


Format: Primary

Timing: Polls close at 8 p.m. ET.

Delegates: 58

Santorum has been leading in the polls in Tennessee, but the race appears to be tightening. More »


Format: Primary

Timing: Polls close at 7 p.m. ET.

Delegates: 17

Vermont is expected to follow neighboring Massachusetts into Romney’s column.


Format: Primary

Timing: Polls close at 7 p.m. ET.

Delegates: 49

Only Romney and Paul qualified for the ballot in Virginia’s GOP primary. More »



On Tuesday, Republicans will begin selecting national delegates at county gatherings that run until Saturday. Wyoming has 29 total delegates; five will be allocated on Super Tuesday.

For upcoming contests, visit NPR’s primary calendar. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

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