The countdown timer to victory continues even while the game is paused, so if you’re at the point where you would win, but the other side is making a comeback, you can pause the game and it will count down to your victory. I suspect this means that the victory timer does not speed up while the game is accelerated.
I should have posted this too. I kept pausing trying to take a game-winning screenshot and by the time I could get my screencapture centered I would get the victory message right in the middle. So minor I didn’t think of it as a bug…but that might not be the intended behavior…if that is so…then I second this bug.