NJ councilwoman accused of leaving racist voicemail

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NEW JERSEY (PIX11) — A New Jersey city councilwoman has fired back after a racist voicemail she allegedly left for a fellow councilmember went viral.

Belleville councilwoman Marie Strumbolo Burke is accused of leaving the message last year.

The female voice on the recording lashes out after a conversation about tax rates.

In the rant, Burke allegedly says she didn’t want her village to become a “f—— n—– town.”

NJ councilwoman accused of leaving racist voicemail

Burke is accused of saying she didn’t want her village to become a “f—— n—– town.”

A forensics lab has confirmed that the woman’s voice is Burke.

The councilwoman has now responded to the claim.

She told the Star Ledger that Belleville Mayor Raymond Kimble’s fingerprints are all over the report and the false accusations lead right back to him.

The two are set to square off in a mayoral election in June.

Kimble has said he will call for Burke to resign.