Sometimes I need to down vote a question because it is inappropriate or misconceived or just plain off-the-wall. When I do this I will also initiate a close vote.
I have had the understanding that, upon question closure, down votes are automatically removed from my transcript. But now I am wondering if this is the case. Preserving a person's down votes for something that does not exist anymore seems out-of-whack to me.
What happens to the down votes if a question is closed? Or alternatively, is there another point where down votes are removed from the voter's transcript?