AG race remains uncalled as it sits in recount territory

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.