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Providing the facts decreased concerns about fraud among Democrats, but increased them among Republicans—a classic backfire effect.

Research on the backfire effect is mixed, and some studies suggest it happens rarely.

The Washington Post detailed several other instances of vote-shaming backfires in a 2018 story, including a tweet by Billy Eichner in which he told his bellhop to vote, prompting backlash that forced him to delete the quip.

That’s where they’re actually creating the new fire that’s with their burnout, the backfire operation.

What the Photos of Wildfires and Smoke Don’t Show Youby Elizabeth Weil and Lisa Larson-WalkerSeptember 21, 2020ProPublica

A handful of men were still grouped around Curt, working until the last moment to spread the backfire as far as possible.

Mr. Dilly was in the Woodruff District to build a backfire against this conflagration of the county superintendent.

The Brown MouseHerbert Quick

The backfire had burned for many yards westward, to meet the threatening wave of flame flying on the wings of the wind.

Frances of the RangesAmy Bell Marlowe

If you have to burn off the rubbish, do so in small spots at a time, then backfire toward the center.

I positively thought that the first shot was a backfire of a motorcycle.

Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

Of course, if the idea should backfire, then Gunderson would remember quickly enough where it had originated.

Eight Keys to EdenMark Irvin Clifton

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