§61-5A-8. Certain matters not to constitute defense.
It shall be no defense to any prosecution under the provisions
of section three or section five of this article that a person whom
the actor sought to influence or otherwise affect or deal with was
not qualified to act in the desired way, whether because he was a
candidate for office, or had not yet assumed office or his position
of employment, or lacked authority or jurisdiction, or the matter
was not yet before him, or for any other reason was not qualified
to act in the desired way.