Saturday, October 25, 2008
CNN Worried that Technical Glitch Could Freeze Touchscreen on Election Night
Atlanta - October 25 - On Friday, crews at CNN were working out details of a technical glitch in the touchscreen display used to detail Presidential election results, and hope to resolve the problem by election night.
CNN officials were worried that the interactive display could malfunction at any time. Power discrepancies between the interface and the internal electronics could cause things to appear and change that weren't intended to.
"This could cause voters to change their mind based on incorrect information," said a spokesperson.
Representatives wouldn't comment on whether they thought false results on the imaging system could sway viewers on the West Coast when results from the East coast were coming in.
"Or, the screen could just shut off entirely," said the lead CNN election night representative.
In the worst case scenario, according to CNN sources, the touch sense system could misinterpret motions which could cause entire states to move out of place, data to be jumbled, and everything just to be thrown into chaos.