Schimel Will Not Call for Recount, Concedes to Kaul

There will be no recount in the state of Wisconsin this election cycle – as
Republican Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel concedes to Democrat Josh
Kaul. Schimel announced Monday that he would not seek a recount, even though
state law allowed it because the margin of his defeat was less than one percentage

Canvassed vote totals show Schimel lost to Kaul by just over 17,000
votes statewide. In a statement, Schimel called the gap “definitive” – and says
“the odds of finding enough votes were too narrow to justify putting county
clerks, their staff, and the public through such an ordeal.” 

The win for Kaul
makes him the firs Democratic attorney general in Wisconsin since his mother – Peg
Lautenschlager – held the position from 2002 to 2006.