Interestingly, the Collins campaign gave its statement only to WMGT in Macon, which I think was a grand idea. No one else even gave the semblance of fairness to the Collins campaign in the race.
The statement reads, in part:
Today the Office of the Secretary of State has indicated that the difference in the votes in the 8th Congressional District Race will be 1.1%. Under State Law a candidate must have a 1% difference in the vote to call for an automatic recount.
Despite this requirement a recount is still a legal possibility which Congressman Collins has chosen not to pursue. We however we reserve the right to ask for a recount if any evidence of widespread voter fraud is uncovered.