Yesterday's midterm elections gave Americans an opportunity to get out and have their voices heard in Washington. For CNN, on the other hand, the election circus was just another opportunity to show off more of its unbelievably unnecessary graphics. In 2008, the network underwhelmed us with holographic teleportation
and multitouch displays. The stars of last night's election coverage? iPads and augmented reality. Check out the clip over at Engadget
, watch an iPad-strapped Ali Velshi waltz his way through some digital LEGO sets, and then ask yourself, "Why?"