President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not only be debating each other for the very first time tonight, they will also be subjected to an involuntary lie detector test.
The lobbying group Americans for Limited Government (ALG) announced Wednesday that they have contracted with the company Voice Analysis Technology to separate the truth from fiction during the presidential debate.
ALG President Bill Wilson called the technology "a break-through for the American people."
"For the first time, within a few hours of a political debate, the American people will know if the candidates are telling the truth, and better be able to judge what promises are real, and which ones are nothing more than political pandering," Wilson said in a statement.
The organization said it plans to publish the results of the so-called lie detector test within three hours of the debate's conclusion.
Americans for Limited Government explains how the technology works:
Unlike a traditional polygraph which requires a suspect’s cooperation, and places numerous probes on the person’s body, voice analysis literally takes the words right out of a person’s mouth and based upon variations in speech patterns determines if statements being made are true or not with a high degree of accuracy. With words like inaccurate, person uncertain, false statement, highly stressed and truth, the user’s computer screen literally explodes with data related to the veracity of the subject’s assertions.
Further, Voice Analysis Technology, the company behind the truth-telling technology, has an impressive track record.
They have been hired to help with a number of high profile criminal cases, including the search for the person who killed Natalie Holloway, the teen who vanished during a student trip in Aruba, according to a ALG press release. The company was also enlisted to detect the accuracy of one of former presidential candidate Herman Cain's accusers during the primary. The results indicated she was being dishonest in her accusations.
"The U.S. Department of Defense, Bureau of Prisons, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and more than sixty other law enforcement agencies across the U.S. all have contracted with Voice Analysis Technology to help them successfully interrogate suspects," the release said.
“The operating assumption by the general public is that if a politician’s mouth is moving, he or she must be lying, by putting Obama and Romney to the test, we will find out if this is true,” Wilson said.
It is unclear how seriously the mainstream media will take the results, despite Voice Analysis Technology's reputation for getting to the truth. Either way, it should be exciting.
TheBlaze will bring you the lie detector results as soon as they become available Wednesday night, so keep an eye out for updates. In the meantime, let us know what you think about the "lie detector" technology and whether it is reliable or a gimmick by weighing in below.
This story has been updated.
(H/T: Daily Caller)