Student election assistant Callie Rhea helps to sign in voters at North Buncombe Elementary School in Weaverville on Tuesday. Rhea was volunteering at the precinct through her Civics class at North Buncombe High School. Colby Rabon / Carolina Public Press

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In NC congressional District 12, incumbent Democrat Alma Adams voted in favor of both articles of impeachment of President Trump. In a statement after December’s vote, she said she believes the case has been made that Trump abused power and prevented Congress from doing its duty under the Constitution.

“The evidence shows that the president put his interests above those of the country,” Adams wrote. “We must act quickly because President Trump’s behavior poses a clear and present danger to our democracy. His words and actions show that he is actively looking to interfere in next year’s election by any means necessary. We cannot stand for that kind of misconduct in our country’s chief executive.”

Democrat Keith Cradle said he would have voted to impeach Trump.

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“It’s not a decision I would have come to lightly; however, the evidence of wrongdoing that has been presented is too overwhelming to ignore. We must protect democracy and uphold the Constitution at all costs,” Cradle wrote to CPP.

The candidates will face each other in the March primary.

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Kate Martin

Kate Martin is lead investigative reporter for Carolina Public Press. Email her at kmartin@carolinapublicpress.org.

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