Attorney General Brad Schimel will decide Monday if he will seek a recount in the race against Democratic candidate Josh Kaul. The development comes after the state Elections Commission on Friday afternoon released preliminary statewide vote counts showing Kaul ahead of Schimel by a margin of 0.65 percent. > Wisconsin State Journal
Wisconsin authorities have identified at least 560 DNA matches by analyzing evidence from sexual assault kits that had been left untested for years, according to new state figures. The DNA matches include 224 “cold hits” pointing investigators to people who weren’t previously named as suspects in sexual assault cases. > Appleton Post Crescent
Josh Kaul declared victory Wednesday in the race for state attorney general following a tumultuous night of vote-counting. Results show Kaul leading by more than 22,000 votes. Incumbent AG Brad Schimel said in a statement Wednesday that he spoke with Kaul, and “while the results are not final, it appears he has won this race.” > Wisconsin State Journal
On the last episode of Wedge Issues before Election Day, WisPolitics reporter Briana Reilly joins Jessie Opoien to talk about the poll numbers for Walker-Evers, Baldwin-Vukmir and Schimel-Kaul — and what they’re watching in the days before Nov. 6. You can listen here.
WisconsinEye, the state’s public affairs network, offers election resources including interviews with state and federal candidates, new conferences, rallies, debates and other election-related events online. You can peruse their entire Campaign 2018 library of videos here.
Josh Kaul was the first — and only Democrat — to announce he was challenging Republican Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, and has been regularly name-dropped ever since by high-ranking Democrats. But even though Kaul has out-fundraised Schimel this year, polling suggests many voters are still learning about Kaul. > Wisconsin Public Radio
According to the second campaign ad released by Josh Kaul, Democratic challenger for Wisconsin attorney general, incumbent Brad Schimel’s office tested less than 10 rape kits during his first two years in office. That’s was out of more than 4,000 backlogged evidence kits. Watch the 30-second spot here.