I read this in a summary of an article by Lailatul Fitriyah in The Jakarta Post. He says "hard-line Muslims" are invoking a twisted interpretation of this verse to argue that true Muslims must not vote for a Christian governor.
Truth be known, American style freedoms only work if all religious people do NOT take the dictates of their religious books as literal requirements. What if all Christians did exactly what the Bible tells them to do? Nevermind the old testament, the new is just as full of horrors.
Islamism is what we call government within the Muslim religion. What do we call what we have, where religious people continually try to infiltrate government and government funded programs? Christianism?
Islam is not the problem, religion is.