Arizona Primary 2012: Check Live Results Here
The Arizona Primary is on February 28, 2012. Check Here for AZ Primary Results as They Come In
The Arizona primary for the Republican and Green parties takes place on February 28, 2012. Polls 8pm local time (7pm PT/10pm ET). Find your polling place here.
You can follow the live results from the Arizona Primary as they come in via the links below. [Update: Mitt Romney has won the GOP Arizona Primary.
- Arizona Primary Results 2012 (Live)
- Arizona Primary 2012 Coverage: CNN
- Michigan, Arizona Primary Coverage: The Guardian
- Washington Times: Arizona Primary Live Chat
- CNN Electoral Map
Republican Candidates: Arizona Primary 2012
The Republican Primary candidates, in order of average poll position as determined by RCP:
- Rick Santorum
- Mitt Romney
- Newt Gingrich
- Ron Paul
Mitt Romney hoped to take Arizona easily, that is, until people began considering Rick Santorum as a candidate rather than a Google search-results joke. Indeed, Santorum has overtaken Newt Gingrich as "the candidate other than Romney". That said, Mitt Romney still has a sizable lead over Santorum in terms of actual delegates won.
Of course, with Arizona and Michigan contested on February 28 and Super Tuesday looming next week, Romney could lose it all pretty quickly.
Arizona voter turnout tends to be low, which is arguably why the state has such a right-leaning legislature. Even when Arizona's own John McCain was campaigning in 2008, primary voter turnout was only 50%.
Consequently, the media is focusing on Michigan, since it's simply a higher-profile battleground. If you're an Arizona Republican, you can buck the trend by showing up to vote. Do it.