Much has been made of the recent election since Clinton seems to have won the "popular vote" while Trump won the vote for the electoral college.
I wonder, though, if this is actually true or if we can really definitively know.
Once a state determines that a candidate has an insurmountable lead, does it continue counting? If 1000 votes were cast within a state, why would it continue counting them once a candidate has won 501?
I realize that some states apportion their electors based on that state's popular vote and that all have some minimum threshold for a mandatory recount, but if candidate B won all of the remaining uncounted votes and still would not win more than Candidate A, what is the point of continuing?