The official acts of any person in possession of a public office and exercising the
functions thereof shall be valid and binding as official acts in regard to all persons
interested or affected thereby, whether such person be lawfully entitled to hold the
office or not and whether such person be lawfully qualified or not; but such person
shall be liable to all the penalties imposed by law for usurping or unlawfully holding
office, or for exercising the functions thereof without lawful right or without being
qualified according to law.
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