The race for attorney general remained uncalled early this morning as preliminary results showed Dem Josh Kaul barely edging out Republican Brad Schimel.

The results — which give Kaul 49.5 percent of the vote to Schimel’s 48.7 percent — put the two in recount territory, with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

Under the state’s new recount law that was just changed this session, any candidate seeking a recount must finish no more than 1 percentage point behind the leading candidate in an election with more than 4,000 votes cast.

The law also says a candidate seeking a recount must pay the fee to perform one if the winning margin is more than 0.25 percent of the total votes cast in the race.

The race is currently at a margin of nearly 21,000 votes, per unofficial returns.

Both candidates around midnight disbanded their election night events and urged supporters to go home.

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