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Posted: Friday, December 2, 2011 5:03 pm | Updated: 1:36 pm, Wed Jan 16, 2013.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A former North Slope mayor who lost another bid for the office is contesting the results of the recent election, saying he has filed grounds for an investigation as ordered by the borough.

Former five-time Mayor George Ahmaogak lost the election to Charlotte Brower, who took office Nov. 15. That same day Ahmaogak filed a notice that he was contesting the results of the election.

The Borough Assembly ordered an investigation as a result.

Ahmaogak says he formally submitted grounds and basis for the investigation on Friday. He says he is basing his contest on "balloting and election irregularities."

A few weeks before the election, Ahmaogak's wife, Maggie, was indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of stealing about $475,000 from the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission.

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