So then why would we need a picture with a driver's license now too? The police should trust me that I say I am who I am without need of a valid drivers license with photo.Registering has always been sufficient, why is it no longer sufficient? Because cameras were invented? Did our forefathers have to carry around miniature paintings of themselves to prove they had the right to vote?
It's because some people are asshats and will try to get away with things if they can. Most people are good citizens. Laws are usually made to stop the A-Holes that try and scam the system--whether it's people or corporations.
Oh, I should also throw in that the voter ID law is to suppress the minority and youth votes so that they can't vote for Pres. Obama for a 2nd term.