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Thank you for the additional information. The first thing I would do is pull the switch out of the wall, but leave the wires connected to it. Look for arc marks on the bare ground wire, or one of the side screws on the switch. Often in these cases, the bare ground wire is touching a screw on the switch.
If that's not the problem, pull the fixture down to make sure you didn't pinch a wire or pierce the insulation
with one of the mounting screws.
When you put the switch back in the wall box, make sure the bare ground wire is pushed as far toward the back of the box as possible. If necessary, you can wrap the bare wire with electrical tape.
If you utilized the small push-in holes on the back of the switch when you wired it, I recommend redoing the connections using the side screws on the switch.
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