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Mitt Romney Missing Video: 'One To Two Minutes' Of Candidates' Remarks Omitted

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MITT ROMNEY MISSING VIDEO
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney arrives at Salt Lake City International Airport during a visit to Utah for a pair of fundraisers Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) | AP

The controversial "47 percent" video of Mitt Romney at a Florida fundraiser earlier this year is missing "one to two minutes" of footage.

Mother Jones addressed the missing footage in an update on their original story about the video:

According to the source, the recording device was inadvertently turned off between these two segments. The source noticed quickly and began to re-record, resulting in an estimated a one-to-two minute loss of tape.

Mother Jones' David Corn told Politico that the device that "was being used inadvertently shut down or timed-out."

"As soon as [the recorder of the video] knew that, he turned the camera back on and, at most, one to two minutes were missed," Corn said.

The video -- in which Romney said “there are 47 percent who are with [President Barack Obama], who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims” -- has brought trouble upon the Romney campaign, with people from both sides coming out against his remarks.

President Barack Obama weighed in on the video Tuesday night during an appearance on the "Late Show" with David Letterman.

"My expectation is that if you want to be president, you have to work for everyone, not just for some," Obama said. "There are not a lot of people out there who think they are victims."

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