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Fake 'Siri' says Obama has earned a second term

The pro-Obama group released a Web video Friday to coincide with the release of the last jobs report before Election Day. 

"Siri, how bad was the economy when Obama took office?" asks a voice in the video.

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"OK, this might help. When President Obama took office we were losing 800,000 jobs a months. Now, our economy is growing. We have added 4.7 million private sector jobs over 31 straight months of growth," says a faux-Siri.

The video, titled "Mitt Romney Makes the Case for Obama," highlights clips of the Republican presidential nominee discussing jobs and the economy from video taken in 2004 and 2006, according to American Bridge.

"The people of America have to ask: Do you want to stay with a president who is rebuilding the economy, who is creating jobs, or do you want to stop midstream and find someone new?" says Romney in the video, speaking about then-President George W. Bush.

The video is intended to use Romney's words to make the case for sticking with Obama for four more years. 

The jobs report released Friday morning showed that the economy added 171,000 jobs in October, more than had been expected, as well as revised job growth figures for August and September that increased the totals by 84,000. The unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent.

Romney focused in on the rise in the unemployment rate, calling it a "sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill."

“The jobless rate is higher than it was when President Obama took office, and there are still 23 million Americans struggling for work. On Tuesday, America will make a choice between stagnation and prosperity. For four years, President Obama’s policies have crushed America’s middle class," said Romney in a statement.