OK, maybe it couldn't happen by accident, but it can apparently happen these days. On Monday, the American representative to Switzerland, Suzi LeVine, put her hand on a Kindle Touch and was sworn in on a digital copy of the U.S. Constitution. The page showing on the screen was the 19th Amendment, which says that citizens can't be barred from voting because of their sex.
E-readers are a growing trend for oath-taking. As the Washington Post points out, firefighters in New Jersey were sworn in on an iPad version of the Bible last year because the firehouse's IRL Bible had gone missing.