Both Redmond & Malone are very honorable men, and although I do not know Mr. Harrington I'm sure he is also.
It's my belief it will be either Redmond or Malone who will then run against the Republican in Nov.
As far as Malone making promises to the deputies, I believe he only promised to run the Sheriff's Office the best he can.
The thing with Malone, deputies have seen him as their union leader, and the their, Sergeant, Lieutenant and their Major. With this said they have been able to observe him in a multitude of positions and made a decision based on that.
As for your remark "And the 19,000 you quote, probably about 100 or less are actually Monroe County voters", you were the one that brought up the endorsements, and you were counting all of Redmond's out of county endorsements. Can't have it both ways.
As someone that came from corrections to the road, I do not remember myself or anyone in the jail felling like second class people.