In North Carolina this week, some Republican lawmakers unveiled some new ideas. Are they related to jobs, jobs, jobs? I’m afraid not — GOP legislators in the state hope to cut the early-voting window in half, eliminate same-day voter registration, and end Sunday voting.

If this seems rather familiar, there’s a good reason. In 2011 and 2012, Republican policymakers at the state level invested all kinds of time and energy into approving the most sweeping voting restrictions since the Jim Crow era, and as Ari Berman reported yesterday, in 2013, they’re picking up where they left off.