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Annulment of elections.
No misconduct, fraud, or corruption on the part of the election officers, the marker, the municipal governing body, or any other person, nor any offers to bribe, bribery, intimidation, or other misconduct which prevented a fair, free, and full exercise of the elective franchise can annul or set aside any municipal election unless the person declared elected and whose election is contested shall be shown not to have received the requisite number of legal votes for election to the office for which he was a candidate thereby, nor must any election contested under the provisions of this article be annulled or set aside because of illegal votes given to the person whose election is contested unless it appears that the number of illegal votes given to such person, if taken from him, would reduce the number of votes given to him below the requisite number of votes for election. No election shall be annulled or set aside because of the rejection of legal votes unless it appears that such legal votes, if given to the person intended, would increase the number of his legal votes to or above the requisite number of votes for election.
(Acts 1961, No. 663, p. 827, §50.)