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NH Senate passes voter ID bill after O’Keefe video

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

The New Hampshire state Senate passed a bill requiring residents to show identification before voting after a well-publicized video showed how easy it is to obtain a ballot in the name of a dead person in the state.

The Union-Leader reports that the legislation passed on Wednesday and now heads to the House.

Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe produced the bombshell video earlier this year.

Voters in the Granite State are not currently required to present identification to vote. (SEE ALSO: NH poll workers shown handing out ballots in dead peoples’ names)

O’Keefe’s investigators were able to obtain ballots under the names of dead voters at polling locations during the New Hampshire presidential primary, simply by asking for them.

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