In a civil society (yes, as Heinlein said, an armed one) bylaws would be ignored.
Just wasted 45 minutes when someone objected to having a "co-president" vs. a "president" because it wasn't in section 3.3 or 3.4 of the bylaws.
They were working hand in glove with each other, a "grizzled vet" and a newbie, working together to pass on the knowledge of the ages for the future.
But Noooo - Ms. "Harvard law" came in to piss on the parade. She wanted to be president, so 45 minutes of wrangling and -- nope. No joy. Oh, they (the good ones) did get elected.
On my second Chocolate Bock, may need a third.