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09/13/2018 07:04 am ET

Samantha Bee's Voter Turnout Game App Was Way Too Popular For Its Own Good

"Normally we love it when something goes down on us, just not our own app."

It was a victim of its own success.

Late-night TV show “Full Frontal” launched its new “This Is Not A Game” app to great fanfare Wednesday, with host Samantha Bee dedicating two segments to the HQ Trivia-style game she hopes will boost voter turnout in the November midterm elections.

But the app, which offers real cash prizes, proved a little too popular. It crashed within minutes of going live.

“Full Frontal” humorously addressed the issue on Twitter, and promised to have the app back up and running Thursday.

Check out the first segment explaining how the app came about here:

And the second part here:

Bee, whose show returned to the airwaves following a summer break, also unveiled her new title sequence:

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