2. Sofia Brown; age 5, looks on as her mother Sandra Brown fills out her ballot at the West Asheville Public Library on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 15. The library experienced a steady flow of voters. Coby Rabon / Carolina Public Press

In NC congressional District 13, incumbent Republican Ted Budd voted against both articles of impeachment. In a statement after the vote, he said the inquiry has been “purely political.”

“From start to finish, House Democrats ran a show trial against President Trump. They brought forward no witnesses who were directed by the president to engage in any kind of bribe, extortion scheme or other poll-tested crime House Democrats decided to pursue,” Budd said.

His lone opponent, Democrat Scott Huffman, did not respond to requests for comment.

In an earlier interview with the Salisbury Post, Huffman said Americans deserve better than Trump and called Trump “the most corrupt individual to hold public office in American history.”

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