- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A report that a Rhode Island state lawmaker asked police to give him parking tickets outside his Providence home won’t be part of a hearing to determine if he lives in the legislative district he represents.

The two-member Providence Board of Canvassers deadlocked Wednesday on a request to seek more documents from Democratic Rep. John Carnevale before a Thursday hearing on whether the city should challenge his voter registration.

The board was also split on whether to invite testimony from the police lieutenant who says Carnevale asked to be ticketed earlier this month for parking violations. Chairwoman Claudia Haugen says the police report isn’t relevant.

Carnevale has insisted he lives in Providence since news station WPRI-TV found that he owns a house in Johnston he hadn’t declared on ethics filings.

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