Kaul leads Attorney General race by less than 1 percentage point; Schimel could request recount

Schimel to announce Monday whether he'll seek reco
Kaul leads Attorney General race by less than 1 percentage point; Schimel could request recount

Democrat Josh Kaul got 17,190 more votes than Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel in last week’s election.

That is according to canvassed votes submitted by all 72 counties to the Wisconsin Elections Commission and released Friday.

The Associated Press did not call the race last week because it was too close. Schimel also did not concede, saying he wanted to wait for the canvass to be complete.

Kaul’s lead was less than 1 percentage point, within the margin for Schimel to request a recount, but he’d have to pay for it. He has until Wednesday to do that.

Schimel’s campaign spokesman Johnny Koremenos said Schimel will review the results over the weekend and announce Monday whether he plans to seek a recount.

Schimel said on election night that it appeared Kaul had won, but he stopped short of conceding then.

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