Phoenix – Former Congressman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Salmon appeared Sunday on “Prescott Talks,” the Prescott eNews’ program hosted by former Arizona State Representative Noel Campbell.
Salmon spoke with Campbell about his plan to fight the drug cartels at the southern border; secure Arizona’s natural resources, particularly water, long into the future; and strengthen the integrity of our elections by expanding voter ID and toughening the criminal penalties for ballot harvesting.
You can read relevant excerpts from the interview below:
Matt Salmon On Fighting The Drug Cartels:
“We have the right and the responsibility to defend our own sovereign border and enforce our own state laws … You know as well as I do that the cartels are running everything at the border. That will not be a profitable venture for them coming into Arizona. We’ll stop that dead in its tracks.”
Matt Salmon On Securing Arizona’s Water Future:
“When we look at the governor’s race … you need to have somebody at the helm that actually knows what they’re doing. I’ve been working on this water stuff as a state legislator, as a congressman – and I’ve been living it up close and personal for a lot of years. Arizona is right now at a very critical juncture.”
Matt Salmon On Strengthening The Integrity Of Our Elections:
“I put out a 10-point plan on election integrity … I think we need to make permanent the ban on ballot harvesting. Voter ID for every ballot cast in Arizona. I believe we need to get back to precinct voting, and I also believe that we should pass a law at the state legislature – and I will sign it – that says that within the last 65 days nobody can come in and change the terms of the election.”