“God is in control,” he added.

John Merrill, Alabama secretary of state, said that any candidate can ask for a recount, although there is an automatic recount provision if the margin of votes received by each candidates is 0.5 percent or less.

“There’s always a chance of a recount because any candidate can ask for a recount, and if they pay for it, they can receive a recount,” Merrill said in an interview with CNN.