McLeod trails Augusta businessman Rick Allen by 584 votes. He has not asked for a recount.
McLeod spokeswoman Holly Croft said he was unlikely to announce any decision late Tuesday afternoon.
Around 7 p.m. Tuesday, Kemp issued a statement certifying the results and McLeod was still in third place, ahead of Maria Sheffield, who on Monday endorsed Lee Anderson, the top vote-getter in the July 31 primary. McLeod is allowed two business days after the results are certified to request a recount, permitted when the difference between his total and Allen’s is less than 1 percent of total votes cast.
The second-place finisher will face Anderson, a Grovetown farmer and state representative who carried 34 percent of the redrawn district.