I'm having difficulty learning any appropriate reason for why What are the most prevalent governmental methods for misestimating crowd sizes? should be closed.
User DrunkenSanta9035768 (AKA SoylentGray) asserts the Q is "not a real question", and infers a sinister motive, supposing it to be "asked purely to make a point not to get to any real answers about politics, policies, or the processes involved in governing." When asked to elaborate as to what kind of point he believes was attempted, his response was this evasion: "The burden is now on you to either salvage the question, or explain why it is not off topic".
Since the comments are not place for extended discussions, perhaps Politics meta is.
Needless to say, the Q is not a product of ulterior motives. But suppose it were: even that would be irrelevant to the Q's actual merits; to assume otherwise would be to commit a genetic fallacy.
Politics involves a lot of counting, and much consideration of proper and improper methods of counting. In politics we count lengths, areas, volumes, weights, durations, quantities, etc. positive and negative, and various ratios thereof, of land, goods, currency, text, people, etc.
The Q is about area and people counting, which is similar to Qs about gerrymandering, voting, censuses, military strength, etc.
Politics includes political errors and trickery. The Q is about that as well. Misrulers have methods; those methods will always be relevant.
If we assume good faith, a mere unsupported closing should not shift the burden of proof against it. If a Q is to be closed, the reasons against it should not be reserved. Otherwise partisan groups can easily censor minority inquiry.