I've noticed this problem several times, I'm not sure if it's a bug though.

When I review the close votes, sometimes when I click the close button I can't see what the original closer has chosen as an option.

Most of the time you see a blue square with the number of close votes next to the option but sometimes there's nothing.

The only way I can see why the question is being closed is by clicking the (more) next to This question has been flagged as:

See screenshot below:

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    not sure if this is a bug or a feature. I've seen in on other SE websites, even on stackoverflow. My guess is that is missing from time to time to not influence the closing decision. But it's just a guess. You can search for an answer or ask a question on meta.stackexchange.com
    – Marius Mod
    Jun 15, 2016 at 7:05

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Follow up on this, I ended up asking the question on Meta SE: Close questions: no number next to the option

So the number next to the option only shows up when the question is voted to close and does not show up when the question is flagged

Flagged are for people under 3k reputation.

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