2012 US election timeline

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2012 US election timeline

• Presidential primary:

January 3: The Iowa Republican and Democratic caucuses. Neither caucus awards any delegates, but is to be used as a guide for delegate selection in June's party conventions.

Rick Santorum won in the Republican caucuses.

January 10: The New Hampshire primaries

Mitt Romney won the Republican primary.

January 21: The South Carolina Republican primary

Newt Gingrich won.

January 31: The Florida Republican primary

Mitt Romney won.

February 4: Nevada Republican caucuses

Mitt Romney won.

February 7: The Minnesota Republican caucuses

Rick Santorum won.

February 7: The Missouri Republican Primary

Rick Santorum won.

February 7: The Colorado Republican caucuses

Rick Santorum won.

February 11: The Maine Republican caucuses

Mitt Romney won.

February 28: Arizona Republican Primary; Michigan Republican Primary

Mitt Romney won.

February 29: Wyoming caucuses

Mitt Romney won.

March 3: Washington state Republican caucuses

Mitt Romney won.

March 6 (Super Tuesday): Alaska Republican district conventions; Colorado Democratic caucuses; Georgia, Idaho, North Dakota, Massachusetts Republican caucuses; Minnesota Democratic caucuses, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia primaries; Wyoming caucuses (through March 10)

Mitt Romney won in Alaska Republican district conventions,  Idaho Republican caucuses, Massachusetts primary, Ohio primary, Vermont primary and Virginia primary.

Rick Santorum won in Colorado Republican caucuses, North Dakota Republican caucuses, Minnesota Republican caucuses, Oklahoma primary and Tennessee primary.

Newt Gingrich won Georgia.

March 10: Kansas Republican caucuses

Rick Santorum won.

March 11: Maine Democratic caucuses

March 13: Alabama Republican primary; Hawaii, and American Samoa Republican caucuses; Mississippi Democratic and Republican Primaries; Utah Democratic caucuses

Rick Santorum won Alabama, Mississippi primaries.

Mitt Romney won in Hawaii and American Samoa Republican caucuses.

March 17: Missouri Republican caucuses (52 delegates)

March 18: Puerto Rico Republican caucuses

Mitt Romney won.

March 20: Illinois primaries

Mitt Romney won.

March 24: Louisiana primaries

Rick Santorum won.

March 31 - Arizona Democratic caucuses

April 3: Maryland, Texas, Wisconsin, Washington DC primaries

Mitt Romney won Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington DC primaries.

April 14: Idaho Democratic caucuses, Kansas Democratic caucuses, Nebraska Democratic caucuses, Wyoming Democratic caucuses

April 15: Alaska Democratic caucuses, Washington Democratic caucuses

April 24: Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island primaries

May 5: Michigan Democratic caucuses, Florida Democratic caucuses

May 8: Indiana, North Carolina, West Virginia primaries

May 15: Nebraska, and Oregon primaries

May 22: Arkansas, and Kentucky primaries

June 3: Puerto Rico Democratic caucuses

June 5: California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota primaries; North Dakota Democratic caucuses

June 26: Utah primaries

June 29: Probable date of Texas primaries (final determination still unsettled)

• Presidential nominating convention:

August 27-30: The 2012 Republican National Convention to be held in Tampa, Florida.

September 3-6: The 2012 Democratic National Convention to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina.

October 3: First Presidential Debate at University of Denver in Denver, Colorado

October 11: Vice Presidential Debate at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky

October 16: Second Presidential Debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York

October 22: Third Presidential Debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida

November 6: Election Day

December 17: Electoral College formally elects a President and Vice President

January 6, 2013: Electoral votes formally counted before a joint session of Congress; the President of the Senate formally announces the electoral result.

January 20, 2013 - Inauguration Day

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