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No rest for those involved with Minnesota's Senate recount

ST. PAUL, MN (FOX 47) -- The weekend isn't bringing any respite in the Minnesota Senate recount.

Ballots in the ultra-close race between Republican Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken are being counted in at least three counties Saturday.

53 counties have reported complete results to the Secretary of State, meaning fewer than three dozen counties remain.

As of Friday night, at least 60 percent of the estimated three million ballots had gotten a second look.

Coleman entered the recount with a 215 vote edge over Franken. That lead has dropped to 115 votes, but the figure doesn't include ballot challenges, which have caused vote tallies for both men to drop.

There have been more than 1500 challenges between the campaigns, although some could be withdrawn before the Canvassing Board's December 16 meeting.

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