Bernie Sanders wins Democratic primary in Oregon
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at a campaign rally In Madison, Wisconsin on July 1, 2015. (Juli Hansen /

Sen. Bernie Sanders was projected to win the Oregon Democratic primary on Tuesday night, NBC News reported.

With 66 percent of precincts reporting, Sanders had amassed 53 percent of the vote, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton garnering 47 percent.

Unlike other states, Oregon employs a mail ballot-only system. All ballots were due by 8 pm local time.