When posts are merged they are often closed and votes are frozen.
But then the votes from the merges are not summed up, resulting in votes fragmentation and never getting the attention they need because they appear to have “low score”.
Example, these 2 are merged into another one:
The count of votes above is 5, however the merged result has only 4 votes:
There should be 9 votes for this feature request. Else the merging is hiding user requests