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Liberal when you’re young, conservative when you’re old?

Since today is Election Tuesday and Maryland’s high-profile governor’s race is finally coming to its grand finale, I thought that it would be fitting to write a politically themed post.

Winston Churchill once said, “any 20-year-old who isn’t a liberal doesn’t have a heart, and any 40-year-old who isn’t a conservative doesn’t have a brain.” To the contrary of Mr. Churchill, I have young adult friends from all party affiliations, including twentysomething conservatives and fortysomething liberals.

There have been reports of scores of young adults leaving the Democratic Party. I wonder if this is attributed to the Republican Party evolving and appealing to young voters more or if it is a matter of individual voters aging pursuant to Mr. Churchill’s theory. Whatever the reason, it is everyone’s right to choose the party that appeals to their personal needs and beliefs.

Have you found your political views changed since you got out of law school and after becoming a lawyer? Or have your political views remained unchanged?

The state’s Board of Elections’ website will have the results later tonight for state and local races, as well as the various ballot questions.

Key races that will be decided today are for Governor, U.S. Congress, Comptroller, Maryland Attorney General, and a host of local races and various ballot questions. To get more election details, visit the State Board of Elections website.

To get your “I Voted” sticker, polls are open until 8 p.m.