In 2008, Hillary Clinton took the West Virginia Primary 67% to 26% over Barack Obama. John Edwards got 7%.
She may not get over 40% this time. To the rescue comes NPR with a "fact-check" on Hillary's remark that she will close a lot of coal mines and put a lot of coal miners out of work.
Her actual comment was, "I'm the only candidate which has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy as the key into coal country. Because we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business, right, Tim? And we're going to make it clear that we don't want to forget those people. Those people labored in those mines for generations, losing their health, often losing their lives to turn on our lights and power our factories."
(Actually Trump has a better plan: Roll back regulations and put the miners back to work.)
The NPR piece said market forces -- not the federal government's demand that we stop using coal mined east of the Mississippi* -- are to blame. However, the market is forced to switch to natural gas because of those regulations.
(*West of the Mississippi coal mining largely on federal lands continues. If coal were evil, the federal government would stop this. East of the Mississippi mining largely is on private land.)
Hillary said she will re-train miners in a $30 billion program.
No one in the media asked her where the money will come from.
Trump's wall will cost $8 billion to $17 billion. The media demanded to know where the money will come from. Mexico.
Whenever Republicans propose a program, project, or tax cuts, the media demands to know where the money will come from. Democrats? No questions. Occasionally the Democrats will say they will raise the taxes on the rich (defined as that half of Americans who already pay all the taxes). But the media seldom presses them for a source.