Maryland Gov. Matin O'Malley chats with Nolawit Weldetsadik, 8, and her mother, Aster, at the voting line outside the Silver Spring Civic Building on Tuesday morning (Tom Howell Jr./The Washington Times)

Maryland Gov. Matin O'Malley chats with Nolawit Weldetsadik, 8, and her mother, Aster, at the voting line outside the Silver Spring Civic Building on Tuesday morning (Tom Howell Jr./The Washington Times)