I tried looking at vote counts for an answer (with a net negative vote count) and for a question with positive votes. Both from the same thread.

For the answer I see this:

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And for the question it works fine:

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Is this a bug?

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    Seeing that this causes confusion, I've pushed a fix that will say "This post has been deleted", instead of the current, nebulous error message. Dec 11, 2014 at 4:07

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The answer has probably been deleted since you loaded the Q&A pair. As you don't have the "moderator-tools" privilege, that allows you to see deleted posts, fetching the vote count failed.

This is standard and known behavior, so .


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